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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
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English mistig. See mist, -y1
Related forms
mistily, adverb
mistiness, noun
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  • But such stories are found more often in the sweet misty dreams of development officers than in reality.
  • The nostalgia factor is enough to make us misty-eyed.
  • No wonder that his coaches get a misty, faraway look in the eye when they talk about him.
  • The day was cold and misty, but heat blowers had been installed in the tents.
  • Vibrant, magical neighbors became misty outlines of themselves.
  • Her eyes are misty with tears though, and she cries in bed for no reason.
  • As the final credits rolled, more than a few eyes were misty.
  • Not the wood where rooks do congregate, but the misty or dark wood.
  • In the rear is the cabin, its misty windows glowing wanly with the light of a lamp inside.
  • Overhead the sky was half crystalline, half misty, and the night around was chill and vibrant with rich tension.
British Dictionary definitions for misty

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 misty
adj.

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

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