misty

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English[edit]

A misty morning

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English misty, mysty, misti, from Old English mistiġ (misty, dark), equivalent to mist +‎ -y. Cognate with Scots misty, mistie (misty), Dutch mistig (misty, foggy), Middle Low German mistich (foggy).

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misty (comparative mistier, superlative mistiest)

  1. Covered in mist; foggy.
    It's very misty this morning; I can't see a thing!
  2. (figuratively) Dim; vague; obscure.
    a misty memory of his childhood
  3. (figuratively) With tears in the eyes; dewy-eyed.
    Her eyes grew misty the night her long-time friend passed away.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

myst +‎ -y, from Old English mist (mist; darkness; dimness (of eyesight)).

Adjective[edit]

misty (comparative mistiere, superlative mistiest)

  1. Alternative form of mysty

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Etymology 2[edit]

Likely related to Latin mysticus (secret, mystical).

Adjective[edit]

misty (comparative mistiere, superlative mistiest)

  1. Alternative form of mysty

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