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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.
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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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Related Words

layer, fold, skin, integument, cloud, web, sheet, fabric, dusting, haze, membrane, opacity, blur, foil, leaf, veil, covering, coat, partition, nebula

Examples from the Web for mistiness

Historical Examples

  • Now the garden lay deserted, desolate in the mistiness of the moonlight.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales

    C. Bryson Taylor

  • As it approached, a mistiness that formed became a crucible.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell

  • I cannot even shelter myself under the mistiness of the peremptory we.

    Rattlin the Reefer

    Edward Howard

  • She clasped her hands, and her eyes were lucent with mistiness.

  • He forced back a mistiness that was gathering like a film over his eyes.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck

    Lester Chadwick

British Dictionary definitions for mistiness


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



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

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