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hazy

[hey-zee]
adjective, hazier, haziest.
1.
characterized by the presence of haze; misty: hazy weather.
2.
lacking distinctness or clarity; vague; indefinite; obscure; confused: a hazy idea.

Origin:
1615–25; earlier hawsey, metathetic variant of Middle English *haswy, Old English haswig ashen, dusky. See haze1, -y1

hazily, adverb
haziness, noun
unhazily, adverb
unhaziness, noun
unhazy, adjective


1. foggy, smoggy, overcast.
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hazy (ˈheɪzɪ)
 
adj , -zier, -ziest
1.  characterized by reduced visibility; misty
2.  indistinct; vague
 
[C17: of unknown origin]
 
'hazily
 
adv
 
'haziness
 
n

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hazy
1625, hawsey, nautical, of unknown origin. Some connect it with Ger. hase "hare," an animal which plays an important part in Gmc. folklore, with many supernatural and unlucky aspects in medieval times (among the superstitions: a dead hare should not be brought aboard a fishing ship, and the word hare
should not be spoken at sea). Another suggestion is O.E. hasu, haswe "gray." Haze (n.) is from 1706, probably a back-formation. Sense of "confusion, vagueness" is 1797.The Eng. differentiation of mist, fog, haze is unmatched in other languages (where the same word generally covers all three and often "cloud" as well), and may be a reflection of the Eng. climate.
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