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misty

[ mis-tee ]
/ ˈmɪs ti /
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adjective, mist·i·er, mist·i·est.

abounding in or clouded by mist.
of the nature of or consisting of mist.
appearing as if seen through mist; indistinct or blurred in form or outline.
obscure; vague.

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Origin of misty

before 900; Middle English; Old English mistig.See mist, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM misty

mist·i·ly, adverbmist·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misty

misty
/ (ˈmɪstɪ) /

adjective mistier or mistiest

consisting of or resembling mist
obscured by or as if by mist
indistinct; blurredthe misty past

Derived forms of misty

mistily, adverbmistiness, noun
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