Definition of foggy in US English:

foggy

adjectivefoggiest, foggier

  • 1Full of or accompanied by fog.

    ‘a dark and foggy night’
    • ‘Big tall buildings surrounded her; it was gray, and a little foggy.’
    • ‘The room was cold and foggy, and it was difficult to see clearly.’
    • ‘Cloudy or foggy days demand extra attention; without the low sun angle, all directions seem similar.’
    • ‘No more winters with snow, frost and cold foggy weather.’
    • ‘His eyes were still foggy with sleep and his hair was tousled.’
    • ‘The air was slightly foggy and it was hot in the house.’
    • ‘He'd seen her through the crowds that foggy morn, and saw nothing but a pale black shadow.’
    • ‘The clouds still hovered above us, and it was quite foggy outside.’
    • ‘It was still foggy and dark enough that no one could have spotted her.’
    • ‘December 15th was a cold foggy morning in Plymouth.’
    • ‘Further, the weather there is often foggy and skies are cloudy.’
    • ‘It was a quiet, dark night, foggy and drizzling with rain.’
    • ‘Like the foggy cloud soaked fields, I am infected with hope.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When night falls, it becomes extremely foggy, so they take shelter in a cove.’
    • ‘The Loch Ard was an iron clipper that sailed into the Strait one foggy night in 1878.’
    • ‘If outdoors, a cloudy-bright or even foggy day is best.’
    • ‘The trio set off across the foggy moors of Innswich towards the long shadows of the town.’
    • ‘I glanced around at the path in front and around me, everything foggy and unclear.’
    misty, smoggy, hazy, overcast, murky, gloomy, grey, dark, dim, dingy, dull
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    1. 1.1 Unable to think clearly; confused.
      ‘she was foggy with sleep’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I nearly jumped out of my skin at that, my mind foggy and hazy.’
      • ‘His head was still a little foggy with the dream he'd been having.’
      • ‘My mind is foggy right now, and I can't remember the exact order of things, so I'll skip to the Shino part.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Her head felt heavy and foggy as she lay down to sleep.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Her mind was just so foggy, her body so alive with pain.’
      • ‘Lilatte didn't quite wake - her mind was still foggy, and she quickly drifted back into deep sleep.’
      • ‘The next day I woke up groggily, my brain and eyes still foggy from sleep.’
      • ‘My mind is foggy, my head achy and my eyelids drooping.’
      muddled, fuddled, befuddled, confused, bewildered, dazed, stupefied, numb, numbed, benumbed, groggy, fuzzy, bleary
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    2. 1.2 Indistinctly expressed or perceived; obscure.
      ‘exactly what the company hopes to achieve is still foggy’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘All was foggy, obscure, clotted over and Lia backed against the wall, drew her knees to her chest and took in a deep breath.’
      • ‘Contrary to public belief, however, he could not see his reflection amongst its depths; only a few blurred, foggy outlines.’
      • ‘The next few moments were a haze and Althio could not really remember the events that followed, it was somewhat foggy to him.’
      • ‘She was drifting, drifting… her thoughts becoming foggy and vague…’
      • ‘And I mean seriously: foggy thoughts, prolonged bouts of amnesia and constant confusion.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The effects look hazy, foggy and unreal, not sharp and distinct.’

Phrases

  • not have the foggiest (idea or notion)

    • informal Have no idea at all.

      • ‘They don't have the foggiest idea what they're doing, and they don't care.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I have completed many such assignments now and still don't have the foggiest idea what Neurocam is.’
      • ‘Not that I know - I don't have the foggiest idea of who is out there.’
      • ‘The average consumer doesn't have the foggiest idea of what these numbers mean.’
      • ‘"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.’
      • ‘And they still don't have the foggiest idea what the church is.’
      • ‘We haven't the foggiest notion of what is actually going on in some of those places.’

Origin

Late 15th century: perhaps from fog.

Pronunciation