cloudy Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite lacking definite form or limits
    nebulose; nebulous.
    • gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore
    • nebulous distinction between pride and conceit
  2. adjective full of or covered with clouds
    • cloudy skies
  3. adjective satellite (of liquids) clouded as with sediment
    murky; muddy; turbid; mirky.
    • a cloudy liquid
    • muddy coffee
    • murky waters


Cloud"y adjective
From Cloud, n.
comparative Cloudier ; superlative Cloudiest
  1. Overcast or obscured with clouds; clouded; as, a cloudy sky.
  2. Consisting of a cloud or clouds.
    As Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended. Ex. xxxiii. 9
  3. Indicating gloom, anxiety, sullenness, or ill-nature; not open or cheerful. "A cloudy countenance." Shak.
  4. Confused; indistinct; obscure; dark.
    Cloudy and confused notions of things. Watts.
  5. Lacking clearness, brightness, or luster. "A cloudy diamond." Boyle.
  6. Marked with veins or sports of dark or various hues, as marble.

Webster 1913