- marked with smudges; smeared; smeary.
- emitting a stifling smoke; smoky.
- British Dialect. humid; sweltering; sultry.
Origin of smudgy
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Examples from the Web for smudgy
Nan never liked people to be dull and smudgy with disorderly moods.Old Crow
Yes, the smudgy places are tears, but only because I am rather weak, and so happy.The Upas Tree
Florence L. Barclay
His hand shook as he snatched the smudgy sheets from the negro.Out of the Ashes
Ethel Watts Mumford
Her hair was disheveled, her sleeves rolled back, and her face smudged from her smudgy fingers.What Will People Say?
In the shop the sickly man was studying his smudgy newspaper, now spread out largely on the counter.Under Western Eyes
- smeared, blurred, or soiled, or likely to become so
- made deliberately indistinct or cloudysmudgy colours
Word Origin and History for smudgy
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