Definition of muzzy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌzi/

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.
informal dopey, woozy, not with it
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
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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.



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  • 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.


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  • 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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