When the sky is overcast, it has the quality of cloudiness. Your favorite days at the beach might be when cloudiness keeps everyone else away!

You can use this noun for the state of being overcast or foggy, like the cloudiness at the top of a mountain or the cloudiness that makes it impossible to watch a meteor shower. It's also good for something that's unclear or vague, whether it's water or ideas. So the cloudiness of a pond might keep you from diving in, and the cloudiness of a philosopher's writing may leave you more confused than before you opened the book.

Definitions of cloudiness

n the quality of being cloudy

muddiness, murkiness
turbidity, turbidness
muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspended
haziness, mistiness, steaminess, vaporousness, vapourousness
cloudiness resulting from haze or mist or vapor
Type of:
opacity, opaqueness
the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light

n the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds

cloud cover, overcast
Type of:
bad weather, inclemency, inclementness
weather unsuitable for outdoor activities

n gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover

Type of:
partial darkness

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