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misty

[mis-tee] /ˈmɪs ti/
adjective, mistier, mistiest.
1.
abounding in or clouded by mist.
2.
of the nature of or consisting of mist.
3.
appearing as if seen through mist; indistinct or blurred in form or outline.
4.
obscure; vague.
Origin of misty
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English mistig. See mist, -y1
Related forms
mistily, adverb
mistiness, noun
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Examples from the Web for mistiness
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  • Gradually, the mistiness increased; growing, as it were, out of nothing.

    The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
  • Now the garden lay deserted, desolate in the mistiness of the moonlight.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor
  • Under his touch it bowed with quick reverence but not before she had seen a mistiness in the kindly eyes.

    Red-Robin Jane Abbott
  • As it approached, a mistiness that formed became a crucible.

    Invaders from the Infinite John Wood Campbell
  • I cannot even shelter myself under the mistiness of the peremptory we.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • She clasped her hands, and her eyes were lucent with mistiness.

    A Little Girl in Old San Francisco Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • For a moment a mistiness involved every object, and I was able to distinguish nothing.

    Edgar Huntley Charles Brockden Brown
  • He forced back a mistiness that was gathering like a film over his eyes.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck Lester Chadwick
  • The Goodwood Plunger knit his eyebrows and closed the lids once or twice, and forced the mistiness and pain out of his eyes.

    Gallegher and Other Stories Richard Harding Davis
  • They looked into each other's eyes, and were not ashamed of the mistiness which gleamed there.

British Dictionary definitions for mistiness

misty

/ˈmɪstɪ/
adjective mistier, mistiest
1.
consisting of or resembling mist
2.
obscured by or as if by mist
3.
indistinct; blurred: the misty past
Derived Forms
mistily, adverb
mistiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mistiness

misty

adj.

Old English mistig; see mist (n.) + -y (2). Related: Mistily; mistiness.

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