misty

[mis-tee]
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adjective, mist·i·er, mist·i·est.
  1. abounding in or clouded by mist.
  2. of the nature of or consisting of mist.
  3. appearing as if seen through mist; indistinct or blurred in form or outline.
  4. obscure; vague.

Origin of misty

before 900; Middle English; Old English mistig. See mist, -y1
Related formsmist·i·ly, adverbmist·i·ness, noun
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misty

adjective mistier or mistiest
  1. consisting of or resembling mist
  2. obscured by or as if by mist
  3. indistinct; blurredthe misty past
Derived Formsmistily, adverbmistiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mistiness

misty

adj.

Old English mistig; see mist (n.) + -y (2). Related: Mistily; mistiness.

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