Definitions

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  • n. The state of being cloudy (e.g. weather).
  • n. The property of being murky (e.g. liquid, style).
  • n. The property of being obscure (e.g. information).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being cloudy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being cloudy or clouded.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
  • n. gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
  • n. the quality of being cloudy

Etymologies

cloudy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Perception cloudiness is the only hope we have to forego the greatest economic disaster since the Black Death.

    How Lavish Should the Inauguration Be? - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Eventually the cloudiness is such that you can't see through it anymore.

    Borg Eyes

  • Various explanations need to be explored: reduced positive feedback from WV; increase in cloudiness; anthropogenic aerosols; man-made land changes; increasing air traffic; solar variations influencing climate.

    Think Progress » FACT CHECK: National Review’s Cover Story Distorts Facts On Global Warming

  • It is important that investors do not lose sight of Adobe's long-term success in the midst of some short-term cloudiness.

  • It is claimed that the observed changes in radiation budget are caused by changes in the mean tropical cloudiness, which is detected in the satellite observations but fails to be predicted by several current climate models.

    HAnsen and Schmidt: Predicting the Past – Continued « Climate Audit

  • "All these things I change turn off the 'cloudiness' of it," Staten says.

    Daily IT Newswire

  • I prefer this term rather than "cloudiness," partly because the latter has other connotations, but also because there is an "attitude" component: is the system at home in the cloud, or has it been shoehorned to work there?

    Feld Thoughts

  • Sadly, I was not able to attend, but I am pleased to see that judging from the increasing "cloudiness" of the photos taken as the service progressed, an entirely appropriate amount of incense was used at the service: -)

    The Garden Window

  • If you are moving to Mexico are you looking for constant sunshine or what they call "chipi-chipi" (persistent cloudiness and drizzle) down here.

    Page 2

  • It's helped me to clear away cloudiness and see my own power, feel my joy, my inspiration and my love for life.

    An Interview with Bem Le Hunte

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