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fuzzy definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: covering with fine light hairs; "his head fuzzed like a dandelion gone to seed" [syn: fuzzed, fuzzy]
2: indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes" [syn: bleary, blurred, blurry, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, muzzy]
3: confused and not coherent; not clearly thought out; "a vague and fuzzy idea of the world of finance"

Merriam Webster's

adjective (fuzzier; -est) Etymology: perhaps from Low German fussig loose, spongy Date: 1713 1. marked by or giving a suggestion of fuzz <a fuzzy covering of felt> 2. lacking in clarity or definition <moving the camera causes fuzzy photos> 3. being, relating to, or invoking pleasant and usually sentimental emotions <warm and fuzzy feelings> fuzzily adverb fuzziness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (fuzzier, fuzziest) 1 a like fuzz. b frayed, fluffy. c frizzy. 2 blurred, indistinct. Phrases and idioms: fuzzy-wuzzy (pl. -ies) offens. 1 colloq. hist. a Sudanese soldier. 2 sl. a Coloured native of any country. Derivatives: fuzzily adv. fuzziness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fuzzy Fuzz"y, a. [See Fuzz, n.] 1. Not firmly woven; that ravels. [Written also fozy.] [Prov. Eng.] 2. Furnished with fuzz; having fuzz; like fuzz; as, the fuzzy skin of a peach.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(fuzzier, fuzziest) 1. Fuzzy hair sticks up in a soft, curly mass. He had fuzzy black hair and bright black eyes. ADJ 2. If something is fuzzy, it has a covering that feels soft and like fur. ...fuzzy material. ADJ 3. A fuzzy picture, image, or sound is unclear and hard to see or hear. A couple of fuzzy pictures have been published. ...fuzzy bass lines. ADJ 4. If you or your thoughts are fuzzy, you are confused and cannot think clearly. He had little patience for fuzzy ideas. ? clear ADJ 5. You describe something as fuzzy when it is vague and not clearly defined. The border between science fact and science fiction gets a bit fuzzy. = hazy ADJ 6. Fuzzy logic is a type of computer logic that is supposed to imitate the way that humans think, for example by adapting to changing circumstances rather than always following the same procedure. ADJ: ADJ n

Moby Thesaurus

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