• WordNet 3.6
    • adj cloudy (of liquids) clouded as with sediment "a cloudy liquid","muddy coffee","murky waters"
    • adj cloudy full of or covered with clouds "cloudy skies"
    • adj cloudy lacking definite form or limits "gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore","nebulous distinction between pride and conceit"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cloudy Confused; indistinct; obscure; dark. "Cloudy and confused notions of things."
    • Cloudy Consisting of a cloud or clouds. "As Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended."
    • Cloudy Indicating gloom, anxiety, sullenness, or ill-nature; not open or cheerful. "A cloudy countenance."
    • Cloudy Lacking clearness, brightness, or luster. "A cloudy diamond."
    • Cloudy Marked with veins or sports of dark or various hues, as marble.
    • Cloudy Overcast or obscured with clouds; clouded; as, a cloudy sky.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cloudy Overcast with clouds; obscured by clouds: as, a cloudy day; a cloudy sky.
    • cloudy Consisting of a cloud or clouds; of the nature of a cloud.
    • cloudy Obscure; dark; not easily understood.
    • cloudy Having the appearance of gloom; indicating gloom, anxiety, sullenness, or ill nature; not open or cheerful.
    • cloudy Marked with spots or areas of dark or various hues, or by clouding or a blending of light and shade or of colors.
    • cloudy Wanting in luster, brightness, transparency, or clearness; dimmed: as, a cloudy diamond.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cloudy darkened with, or consisting of, clouds: obscure: gloomy: stained with dark spots:
    • Cloudy (coll.) 'shady.'—Wait till the clouds roll by, to wait for more favourable circumstances
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  • Susan Coolidge
    Susan Coolidge
    “Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.”
  • Proverb
    “A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.”
  • George Eliot
    “There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.”
  • Cavett Robert
    Cavett Robert
    “When it's foggy in the pulpit it's cloudy in the pew.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “We have not wings we cannot soar; but, we have feet to scale and climb, by slow degrees, by more and more, the cloudy summits of our time.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Cloud, (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. clúd, a hill, then a cloud, the root idea being a mass or ball. Clod and Clot are from the same root.


In literature:

In the woods the pale bodies of the beeches seemed to melt into the cloudy atmosphere.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
Then she sighed, brushed the cloudy hair out of her eyes, and looked up at him.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
A minute or so more and the two men, their horses tied, were able to get an uninterrupted view of Cloudy Mountain.
"The Girl of the Golden West" by David Belasco
If he hurt her she did not flinch, nor did her gray eyes, cloudy now and wistful, waver before the passionate fire in his.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The day was dark and cloudy; the wind from the northwest.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
It was cloudy and very dark.
"The Voyage of the Rattletrap" by Hayden Carruth
At night the flash signals from Colenso were very brilliant on a black and cloudy sky.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
It is cloudy and cold, threatening snow.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
The evening was warm and cloudy, and Juliet often looked upwards and prophesied a storm.
"Mark Hurdlestone" by Susanna Moodie
Always too cloudy and rainy for observations of stars.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone

In poetry:

This can thee more to God commend,
And cloudy wrath dispel,
Than e'er thy sinning could offend;
Thy Husband vanquish'd hell.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
"Be led, from out the cloudy dreams
Of thy too visionary part,
To listen to the whispering heart,
And curb thine own extremes.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Gath'ring round it misty fancies,
Like the mountain's cloudy wreath,
Till the spirit's errant glances
See no beauty underneath.
"Reality" by Walter Richard Cassels
There did he clear thy cloudy cause,
Thy doubts and fears destroy;
And on thy spirit seal'd he was,
Thy Husband, with great joy.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Each pair should represent a day:
On some the sun should rise,
While others bent their mournful way
Through cold and cloudy skies.
"Vignette - I" by Matilda Betham
Gloomy and stern November came,
'Twas cloudy, and stormy, and cold;
The death-cold youth is borne away
In his frozen mantle's fold.
"Decay" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Partly Cloudy / 59° F. 59pm Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Overcast with rain showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy.
People hold hands as they pray during the invocation during day two of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. 72° F, Mostly cloudy.
Partly Cloudy / 59° F. 56am Monday, November 5, 2012.
Mostly Cloudy / 64° F. 24pm Thursday, August 2, 2012.
Some early updates from Osceola County Stadium, where it's rainy and – in a related development – cloudy.
Partly Cloudy / 57° F. Despite reports to the contrary, Todd Mathis' move to Demopolis High School was anything but a foregone conclusion.
Partly Cloudy / 62° F. 37am Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
However, here in the West, cloudy skies may make the Leonids difficult to view.
Cloudy, But Still Cold In The Morning.
Mostly Cloudy / 48° F. 18pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
An old truck against a cloudy sky on June 19, 2012 in Ennis, Montana.
Brenda Clark feeds a recently acquired pair of miniature cows named Darwinia, left, and Cloudy at the Memphis Zoo's Once Upon a Farm exhibit.
Becoming cloudy, muggy PM storm risk 88-92.

In science:

Above, mostly in cloudy skies, reside astrophysics and cosmology.
Strange Quark Matter Theory
It is known that for a hot quark-gluon plasma described by a Cloudy Bag Model, pions can be produced through two mechanisms: thermal excitation and collisions between quarks and the bag surface [8, 40, 41].
Cooling of a New Born Compact Star with QCD Phase Transition
So pure photoionization models (cfr. the code CLOUDY) are less adapted to model NGC 4579.
The complex structure of low luminosity AGN : NGC 4579
Run 273 has an aperture obstruction early in the run, and run 307 is slightly cloudy near the end.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Imaging of Low Galactic Latitude Fields: Technical Summary and Data Release
The opacity data in the bottom right panel of Fig. 2 was calculated using the Cloudy photoionization code(Ferland , 2001).
X-ray and radio emission from colliding stellar winds