the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
Syn: ↑softness, ↑blurriness, ↑fogginess, ↑fuzziness
Ant: ↑sharpness (for: ↑softness), ↑distinctness
Derivationally related forms: ↑fuzzy (for: ↑fuzziness), ↑foggy (for: ↑fogginess), ↑blurry (for: ↑blurriness), ↑indistinct
Hypernyms: ↑opacity, ↑opaqueness
Hyponyms: ↑dimness, ↑faintness, ↑vagueness

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