adjective (mistier; -est) Date: before 12th century 1. a. obscured by mist b. consisting of or marked by mist 2. a. indistinct <
a misty recollection of the event
b. vague, confused <
avoided the large, vague, misty issues — Reuben Abel
3. tearfulmistily adverbmistiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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