cloudy

When the sky is cloudy, it's so full of clouds that you can't see the sun. A cloudy day isn't ideal for a trip to the beach, and a cloudy night isn't great for star gazing.

A cloudy sky tells you that rain's on the way, while a cloudy pond or a cloudy glass of water isn't translucent — you can't see through it. You can also describe an issue, thought, or memory as cloudy when it's vague or half-remembered or unclear. Cloudy comes from the Old English word clud, "mass of rock," and later "cloud," based on the way a cloud can resemble a rock or hill.

Definitions of cloudy
  1. adjective
    full of or covered with clouds
    cloudy skies”
    Synonyms:
    brumous, foggy, hazy, misty
    filled or abounding with fog or mist
    fogbound
    enveloped in fog
    cloud-covered, clouded, overcast, sunless
    filled or abounding with clouds
    cloudlike, nebular
    resembling a cloud
    dull, leaden
    darkened with overcast
    heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening
    darkened by clouds
    miasmal, miasmic, vaporous, vapourous
    filled with vapor
    smoggy
    clouded with a mixture of smoke and fog
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    Antonyms:
    clear
    free from clouds or mist or haze
    cloudless, unclouded
    free from clouds
    fair
    free of clouds or rain
    serene
    completely clear and fine
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  2. adjective
    (of liquids) clouded as with sediment
    “a cloudy liquid”
    synonyms: mirky, muddy, murky, turbid
    opaque
    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
  3. adjective
    lacking definite form or limits
    “"gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore”
    synonyms: nebulose, nebulous
    indistinct
    not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand
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