adjective (hazier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1582 1. obscured or made dim or cloudy by or as if by haze 2. vague, indefinite <
has only a hazy recollection
; also uncertain <
I'm hazy on that point
hazily adverbhaziness noun

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