Definition of foggy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfôɡē/
Pronunciation: /ˈfäɡē/

adjective (foggier, foggiest)

1Full of or accompanied by fog: a dark and foggy night
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  • It was a quiet, dark night, foggy and drizzling with rain.
  • His eyes were still foggy with sleep and his hair was tousled.
  • The room was cold and foggy, and it was difficult to see clearly.
1.1Unable to think clearly; confused: she was foggy with sleep
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  • It gives me a headache and makes me feel foggy and confused for the rest of the day.
  • She nearly fell in her decent; her mind mixed in a foggy, blurry, confused mess as she stumbled into the cave.
  • The next day I woke up groggily, my brain and eyes still foggy from sleep.
muddled, fuddled, befuddled, confused, at sea, bewildered, dazed, stupefied, numb, groggy, fuzzy, bleary;
dark, dim, hazy, shadowy, cloudy, blurred, obscure, vague, indistinct, unclear
informal dopey, woolly, woozy, out of it
1.2Indistinctly expressed or perceived; obscure: exactly what the company hopes to achieve is still foggy
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  • All was foggy, obscure, clotted over and Lia backed against the wall, drew her knees to her chest and took in a deep breath.
  • The next few moments were a haze and Althio could not really remember the events that followed, it was somewhat foggy to him.
  • While this is not always true, it does exist here and it adds another layer of foggy, depersonalized confusion as to who and watch we are watching.


not have the foggiest (idea or notion)

informal Have no idea at all.
Example sentences
  • The average consumer doesn't have the foggiest idea of what these numbers mean.
  • Not that I know - I don't have the foggiest idea of who is out there.
  • And they still don't have the foggiest idea what the church is.



Pronunciation: /ˈfôɡēnəs/
Example sentences
  • London is one undistinguished mass of soot and fogginess.
  • She shook her head to clear the sleepy, fogginess in her head that matched what she had been pulled through.
  • The past is so distant, shrouded with the mists of heartbreak and the fogginess of time.


Late 15th century: perhaps from fog2.

Words that rhyme with foggy

boggy, cloggy, doggy, froggy, groggy, moggie, smoggy, soggy

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Syllabification: fog·gy

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