smudgily

smudgy

[smuhj-ee]
adjective, smudgier, smudgiest.
1.
marked with smudges; smeared; smeary.
2.
emitting a stifling smoke; smoky.
3.
British Dialect. humid; sweltering; sultry.

Origin:
1840–50; smudge + -y1

smudgily, adverb
smudginess, noun
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smudge (smʌdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to smear, blur, or soil or cause to do so
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) (tr) to fill (an area) with smoke in order to drive insects away or guard against frost
 
n
3.  a smear or dirty mark
4.  a blurred form or area: that smudge in the distance is a quarry
5.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a smoky fire for driving insects away or protecting fruit trees or plants from frost
 
[C15: of uncertain origin]
 
'smudgeless
 
adj
 
'smudgily
 
adv
 
'smudgedly
 
adv

smudgy (smʌdʒɪ)
 
adj
1.  smeared, blurred, or soiled, or likely to become so
2.  made deliberately indistinct or cloudy: smudgy colours
 
'smudginess
 
n

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