Definition of muzzy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməzē/

adjective (muzzier, muzziest)

1Unable to think clearly; confused: she was shivering and her head felt muzzy from sleep
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  • I was bit muzzy in town, what with the sickness, but what I really noticed above all else in town was the smell.
  • After half an hour, the room started spinning a little, and everything felt slightly muzzy.
  • This morning I think Debbie was all for staying in to nurse a bit of a muzzy head but I insisted we get out and about.
groggy, lightheaded, faint, dizzy, befuddled, befogged, dazed, fuddled
informal dopey, woozy
1.1Not thought out clearly; vague: society’s muzzy notion of tolerance
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  • Yet while the right remains banished to the periphery of Scottish politics, the left has proven unable to create a narrative around its own hegemony, beyond aspirations towards the muzzy concept of social justice.
  • And I realised that my muzzy warm self-regard was only made possible because I had in fact faced very few real moments of moral import.
  • I don't really know what we were thinking that night: it was a strange muzzy memory to me when I tried to recall where we went and what we did.
2Blurred; indistinct: a slightly muzzy picture the bass and drums are, even on CD, appallingly muzzy
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  • All I found on the card, though, was a slightly muzzy shot of her sitting on the dining table in the caravan on our first full day, surveying her new, temporary quarters.
  • I rubbed my eyes, still muzzy from fatigue, and followed them.
  • He pulled his hood over his head, and followed her out into the hallway, his head still pounding slightly and his vision was muzzy at the corners.
blurred, blurry, fuzzy, unfocused, unclear, ill-defined, foggy, hazy



Pronunciation: /ˈməzəlē/
Example sentences
  • Beth peered muzzily at the tiny readout, then groaned, ‘I've got to go.’
  • The creature lying supine on the mattress reflected muzzily on her current situation.
  • I come round muzzily as the back doors of the lorry fall open.


Example sentences
  • Reported adverse effects have included nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, sweating, dizziness, muzziness, trembling, and sedation.
  • The shock cleared some of the muzziness away but still left the disturbing feelings those night terrors had engendered lurking at the edges.
  • He spits up a gob of black phlegm, then shakes his head against the muzziness of breathing exhaust all night.


Early 18th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with muzzy

fuzzy, scuzzy

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Syllabification: muz·zy

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