Definition of foggy in English:

foggy

adjective

  • 1Full of or characterized by fog.

    ‘a dark and foggy night’
    • ‘The air was slightly foggy and it was hot in the house.’
    • ‘December 15th was a cold foggy morning in Plymouth.’
    • ‘Cloudy or foggy days demand extra attention; without the low sun angle, all directions seem similar.’
    • ‘He'd seen her through the crowds that foggy morn, and saw nothing but a pale black shadow.’
    • ‘The foggy mist made it hard to see even their hands at their sides.’
    • ‘But I refused to listen to him, and marched down the dark, foggy path.’
    • ‘The Loch Ard was an iron clipper that sailed into the Strait one foggy night in 1878.’
    • ‘Like the foggy cloud soaked fields, I am infected with hope.’
    • ‘It was still foggy and dark enough that no one could have spotted her.’
    • ‘No more winters with snow, frost and cold foggy weather.’
    • ‘When night falls, it becomes extremely foggy, so they take shelter in a cove.’
    • ‘The room was cold and foggy, and it was difficult to see clearly.’
    • ‘The clouds still hovered above us, and it was quite foggy outside.’
    • ‘His eyes were still foggy with sleep and his hair was tousled.’
    • ‘I glanced around at the path in front and around me, everything foggy and unclear.’
    • ‘If outdoors, a cloudy-bright or even foggy day is best.’
    • ‘It was a quiet, dark night, foggy and drizzling with rain.’
    • ‘The trio set off across the foggy moors of Innswich towards the long shadows of the town.’
    • ‘Big tall buildings surrounded her; it was gray, and a little foggy.’
    • ‘Further, the weather there is often foggy and skies are cloudy.’
    misty, smoggy, hazy, overcast, murky, gloomy, grey, dark, dim, dingy, dull
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  • 2Unable to think clearly; confused.

    ‘she was foggy with sleep’
    • ‘His head was still a little foggy with the dream he'd been having.’
    • ‘The next day I woke up groggily, my brain and eyes still foggy from sleep.’
    • ‘Her head felt heavy and foggy as she lay down to sleep.’
    • ‘She nearly fell in her decent; her mind mixed in a foggy, blurry, confused mess as she stumbled into the cave.’
    • ‘It gives me a headache and makes me feel foggy and confused for the rest of the day.’
    • ‘Lilatte didn't quite wake - her mind was still foggy, and she quickly drifted back into deep sleep.’
    • ‘My mind is foggy, my head achy and my eyelids drooping.’
    • ‘I nearly jumped out of my skin at that, my mind foggy and hazy.’
    • ‘My foggy mind clouded my thoughts, the heavy music returning, making me feel dizzy as my head pounded.’
    • ‘My mind was foggy and my body was numb and aching from the cold.’
    • ‘William's brisk tone went a long ways toward clearing up Drake's foggy mind and fuzzy senses.’
    • ‘Her mind was just so foggy, her body so alive with pain.’
    • ‘My mind is foggy right now, and I can't remember the exact order of things, so I'll skip to the Shino part.’
    • ‘He tried to look into his foggy mind to see if he could remember anything or anyone, the only thing he could remember is some guy's fist slamming into his face.’
    muddled, fuddled, befuddled, confused, bewildered, dazed, stupefied, numb, numbed, benumbed, groggy, fuzzy, bleary
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    1. 2.1 Indistinctly expressed or remembered; obscure.
      ‘my memories of the event are foggy’
      • ‘Contrary to public belief, however, he could not see his reflection amongst its depths; only a few blurred, foggy outlines.’
      • ‘The effects look hazy, foggy and unreal, not sharp and distinct.’
      • ‘He claims to be a servant of the Master, a shadowy figure with even more foggy notions.’
      • ‘My plans for the night were still a bit foggy.’
      • ‘The next few moments were a haze and Althio could not really remember the events that followed, it was somewhat foggy to him.’
      • ‘While this is not always true, it does exist here and it adds another layer of foggy, depersonalized confusion as to who and watch we are watching.’
      • ‘All was foggy, obscure, clotted over and Lia backed against the wall, drew her knees to her chest and took in a deep breath.’
      • ‘And I mean seriously: foggy thoughts, prolonged bouts of amnesia and constant confusion.’
      • ‘She was drifting, drifting… her thoughts becoming foggy and vague…’

Phrases

  • not have the foggiest (idea or notion)

    • informal Have no idea at all.

      • ‘And they still don't have the foggiest idea what the church is.’
      • ‘The average consumer doesn't have the foggiest idea of what these numbers mean.’
      • ‘Not that I know - I don't have the foggiest idea of who is out there.’
      • ‘I really didn't have the foggiest idea how long it would take to be solved, but I think a year is a good time.’
      • ‘We haven't the foggiest notion of what is actually going on in some of those places.’
      • ‘They don't have the foggiest idea what they're doing, and they don't care.’
      • ‘I have completed many such assignments now and still don't have the foggiest idea what Neurocam is.’
      • ‘"You haven't the foggiest idea what fascism is, " I said.’
      • ‘But I haven't the foggiest idea what a tuna salad should look like.’

Origin

Late 15th century: perhaps from fog.

Pronunciation

foggy

/ˈfɒɡi/