cloudy
adjective (cloudier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or resembling cloud <
cloudy smoke
>
2. darkened by gloom or anxiety <
a cloudy mood
>
3. a. overcast with clouds <
cloudy weather
>
b. having a cloudy sky <
a cloudy day
>
4. obscure in meaning <
cloudy issues
>
; also uncertain as to fact or outcome <
a cloudy future
>
5. dimmed or dulled as if by clouds <
a cloudy mirror
>
6. uneven in color or texture 7. having visible material in suspension ; murky <
a cloudy liquid
>
cloudily adverbcloudiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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