Misty definition

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Consisting of or marked by mist.

A misty rain; a misty night.

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Of, or having the nature of, mist.
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Obscured or clouded by or as if by mist.

Far-off, misty mountains.

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Characterized by or covered with mist.
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Vague; hazy.

A misty recollection of a dream.

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Full of tender emotion; sentimental.

A love story that left us feeling misty and sad.

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Blurred or dimmed, as by mist; indistinct.
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Obscure or vague.
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With mist; foggy.

It's a very misty morning this morning - I can't see a thing!

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(figuratively) With tears in the eyes.

Her eyes grew misty the night her long-time friend passed away.

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A female given name from the adjective "misty", reasonably popular in the 1970s and the 1980s.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
misty
Comparative:
mistier
Superlative:
mistiest

Origin of misty

  • From Middle English misty, mysty, misti, from Old English mistiÄ¡ (“misty, dark"), equivalent to mist +"Ž -y. Cognate with Scots misty, mistie (“misty"), Dutch mistig (“misty, foggy"), Middle Low German mistich (“foggy").

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