adjective, fuzzier, fuzziest.
of the nature of or resembling fuzz: a soft, fuzzy material.
covered with fuzz: a plant with broad, fuzzy leaves.
indistinct; blurred: A fuzzy photograph usually means you jiggled the camera.
muddleheaded or incoherent: a fuzzy thinker; to become fuzzy after one drink.

1590–1600; fuzz1 + -y1

fuzzily, adverb
fuzziness, noun

3. hazy, vague, unclear, foggy.
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fuzzy (ˈfʌzɪ)
adj , fuzzier, fuzziest
1.  of, resembling, or covered with fuzz
2.  indistinct; unclear or distorted
3.  not clearly thought out or expressed
4.  (of the hair) tightly curled or very wavy
5.  maths of or relating to a form of set theory in which set membership depends on a likelihood function: fuzzy set; fuzzy logic
6.  (of a computer program or system) designed to operate according to the principles of fuzzy logic, so as to be able to deal with data which is imprecise or has uncertain boundaries

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Word Origin & History

1610s, "soft, spongy," from fuzz + -y (2). From 1713 as "covered with fuzz;" 1778 as "blurred;" and 1937 as "imprecise," with reference to thought, etc.
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