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.
    groggy, light-headed, faint, dizzy, shaky, confused, muddled, fuddled, befuddled, addled, befogged
    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.



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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.

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