marked with smudges; smeared; smeary.
emitting a stifling smoke; smoky.
British Dialect. humid; sweltering; sultry.
- smudg·i·ly, adverb
- smudg·i·ness, noun
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How to use smudgy in a sentence
As I strained my eyes to look beyond the smudgy, glass window of my tiny bush plane, the view came at me like a torrent.Sit Slack-Jawed Under the Northern Lights at Kobuk Valley National Park | mturner | July 29, 2021 | Outside Online
Her hair was disheveled, her sleeves rolled back, and her face smudged from her smudgy fingers.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
And would the sea itself permit vile iron and smudgy coal to speck its immaculate bosom?The Wind Bloweth | Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
With his fingers added up to his satisfaction and the total found correct, he again turned his gaze out of the smudgy window.Back Home | Irvin S. Cobb
Cap'n Sproul busied himself with a little pile of smudgy account-books, each representing a road district of the town.The Skipper and the Skipped | Holman Day
The Daily Intelligencer was spread on a newsstand, a smudgy black bannerhead fouling its pure bosom.Greener Than You Think | Ward Moore
British Dictionary definitions for smudgy
smeared, blurred, or soiled, or likely to become so
made deliberately indistinct or cloudy: smudgy colours
- smudginess, noun
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