cloudy

[klou-dee]
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:
before 900; Middle English cloudi, Old English clūdig rocky, hilly. See cloud, -y1

cloudily, adverb
cloudiness, noun
uncloudy, adjective


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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cloudy (ˈklaʊdɪ)
 
adj , 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
 
'cloudily
 
adv
 
'cloudiness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

cloudy
O.E. cludig "rocky, full of cliffs;" see cloud. 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. Fig. sense of "gloomy" is late 14c.
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Example sentences
Summers are cool and cloudy, while winters are typically windy and rainy.
The principle is that night-time temperatures are usually much lower when skies
  are clear than when they're cloudy.
Here, despite being almost rainless, the weather is often cloudy and cool.
We wondered at the cloudy stuff but no one was brave enough to taste it.
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