blurry

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English[edit]

A blurry photo.

Etymology[edit]

From blur +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblɜːɹi/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɜːɹi

Adjective[edit]

blurry (comparative blurrier, superlative blurriest)

  1. (of an image) Not clear, crisp, or focused; having fuzzy edges.
    If I take off my glasses, everything close up looks blurry.
  2. (figuratively) Not clear; lacking well-defined boundaries.
    It would seem that the line between flirting and sexual harassment has become quite blurry.
    • 2020 October 15, Frank Pasquale, “‘Machines set loose to slaughter’: the dangerous rise of military AI”, in The Guardian[1]:
      when it comes to the future of war, the line between science fiction and industrial fact is often blurry.

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