misty

[ mis-tee ]
/ ˈmɪs ti /

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.

Nearby words

  1. mistrial,
  2. mistrust,
  3. mistrustful,
  4. mistrustfully,
  5. mistryst,
  6. misty-eyed,
  7. misunderstand,
  8. misunderstanding,
  9. misunderstood,
  10. misusage

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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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 Formsmistily, adverbmistiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for misty

misty

adj.

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

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