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cloudy

[klou-dee] /ˈklaʊ di/
adjective, cloudier, cloudiest.
1.
full of or overcast by clouds:
a cloudy sky.
2.
having little or no sunshine:
a cloudy but rainless day.
3.
of or like a cloud or clouds; pertaining to clouds.
4.
having cloudlike markings:
cloudy marble.
5.
not clear or transparent:
He could not see through the cloudy liquid.
6.
obscure; indistinct.
7.
darkened by gloom, trouble, etc.
8.
under suspicion, disgrace, etc.:
a gambler with a cloudy reputation.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English cloudi, Old English clūdig rocky, hilly. See cloud, -y1
Related forms
cloudily, adverb
cloudiness, noun
uncloudy, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. murky, lowering, shadowy, gloomy, depressing. 5. murky, turbid, muddy, opaque, shadowy. 6. dim, blurred, shadowy, unclear, befogged, muddled, confused. 7. gloomy, lowering. 8. shadowy.
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British Dictionary definitions for cloudiness

cloudy

/ˈklaʊdɪ/
adjective cloudier, cloudiest
1.
covered with cloud or clouds
2.
of or like a cloud or clouds
3.
streaked or mottled like a cloud
4.
opaque or muddy
5.
obscure or unclear
6.
troubled by gloom or depression: his face had a cloudy expression
Derived Forms
cloudily, adverb
cloudiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cloudiness

cloudy

adj.

Old English cludig "rocky, hilly, full of cliffs;" see cloud (n.). Meaning "of the nature of clouds" is recorded from c.1300; meaning "full of clouds" is late 14c.; that of "not clear" is from 1580s. Figurative sense of "gloomy" is late 14c. Related: Cloudiness; cloudily.

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