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adjectiveadjective muzzier, adjective muzziest

  • 1Unable to think clearly; confused.

    ‘she was shivering and her head felt muzzy from sleep’
    • ‘I was bit muzzy in town, what with the sickness, but what I really noticed above all else in town was the smell.’
    • ‘After half an hour, the room started spinning a little, and everything felt slightly muzzy.’
    • ‘This morning I think Debbie was all for staying in to nurse a bit of a muzzy head but I insisted we get out and about.’
    • ‘And in the morning, you'll be carrying a muzzy head, and I'll get no sense from you.’
    • ‘Another soft chuckle in his ear lulled him into muzzy delirium and after a few minutes of not being sure what exactly was happening, he fell asleep.’
    • ‘I blinked to muzzy awareness, licked dry lips and tried to rub bleary eyes, only to be brought up short by the restraints and a lance of pain through my wounds.’
    • ‘By the end of the evening he was feeling rather muzzy, and shuffled back to his room with Alvar, intending to go straight to sleep.’
    • ‘Her mouth tasted of stale air and her mind was a soft and muzzy.’
    • ‘The waking dream shattered as I started to muzzy consciousness.’
    • ‘He talked into the phone; though judging by the muzzy look on his face, he probably had no idea what he was even saying.’
    • ‘Mercifully, the soccer star leaned back and stared at the wall above her head, deep in his muzzy thoughts.’
    • ‘Max frowned confusedly and she felt guilt overwhelm her as she realized how muzzy he was.’
    • ‘Blinking away the muzzy feeling she left in his head, he directed his attention to his smirking Second Lieutenant.’
    • ‘He was trapped in a cloudy daze, his head thick and muzzy, thoughts struggling slowly through it as if wading through a pool of molasses.’
    • ‘A hand gently touched me, just enough to wake me into muzzy consciousness.’
    • ‘Around and around she spun, gazing into his black eyes, her head spinning, her mind strangely muzzy.’
    • ‘She buried her face in her pillow and searched her muzzy brain for what she was supposed to do that day.’
    • ‘As I was a bit tired and muzzy by that time, I simply told him it was harmless by the time he received it.’
    • ‘Feeling muzzy, I turn towards the keypad where the code to get in is meant to be punched in.’
    • ‘Her head felt muzzy and everything was so unclear… was that thunder she heard in the distance?’
    groggy, light-headed, faint, dizzy, shaky, confused, muddled, fuddled, befuddled, addled, befogged
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    1. 1.1Not thought out clearly; vague.
      ‘society's muzzy notion of tolerance’
      • ‘Yet while the right remains banished to the periphery of Scottish politics, the left has proven unable to create a narrative around its own hegemony, beyond aspirations towards the muzzy concept of social justice.’
      • ‘And I realised that my muzzy warm self-regard was only made possible because I had in fact faced very few real moments of moral import.’
      • ‘I don't really know what we were thinking that night: it was a strange muzzy memory to me when I tried to recall where we went and what we did.’
      • ‘The show lacks sharp wit, but, most of all, it lacks a sharp intellect - it just full of muzzy, undirected emotion.’
  • 2Blurred; indistinct.

    ‘a slightly muzzy picture’
    • ‘the bass and drums are, even on CD, appallingly muzzy’
    • ‘All I found on the card, though, was a slightly muzzy shot of her sitting on the dining table in the caravan on our first full day, surveying her new, temporary quarters.’
    • ‘I rubbed my eyes, still muzzy from fatigue, and followed them.’
    • ‘He pulled his hood over his head, and followed her out into the hallway, his head still pounding slightly and his vision was muzzy at the corners.’
    • ‘We walk out of the club, and into the muzzy darkness of the City at night.’
    • ‘As I slipped into the muzzy darkness bordering on nothing, I thought I felt a soft paw on my shoulder.’
    blurred, blurry, fuzzy, unfocused, unclear, indistinct, ill-defined, woolly, foggy, hazy, faint
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/ˈməzē/ /ˈməzi/


Early 18th century of unknown origin.