Definitions

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  • n. The property of being misty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State of being misty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A condition of being misty; obscurity: as, mistiness of weather; mistiness of ideas.

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

  • n. cloudiness resulting from haze or mist or vapor

Etymologies

misty +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Within the mistiness was a core, a nucleus of intenser light — veined, opaline, effulgent, intensely alive.

    The Moon Pool

  • Within the mistiness was a core, a nucleus of intenser light -- veined, opaline, effulgent, intensely alive.

    The Moon Pool

  • Each of the foregoing "ternalities" is developed with considerable insight, but with much artificiality and still more mistiness, which is felt at once in the distinction he makes between soul and spirit, and in the genesis of personality by the play of the necessitating nature-object on the free spirit.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • I remember that in college, my Art History courses always mentioned only one or two of his most abstract works with the conventional bullet points on atmosphere, "mistiness", and so on.

    Turner Exhibition

  • All together, near to me as she actually was, there was a kind of mistiness in the figure which made it appear somewhat vague and distant, and a greenish grey seemed the prevailing colour.

    Green Mansions: a romance of the tropical forest

  • Anne Valery's cheeks were slightly flushed, and that Mr. Dugdale's "mistiness" of manner had assumed an unusual clearness.

    Agatha's Husband A Novel

  • And Dick left it all with a swelling heart; not unwillingly, because he was going to a great promised happiness, but with a swelling heart none the less, and a kind of mistiness of vision, due in great measure to the real respect, the sincere gratitude he felt toward the land and life and people who had helped him to make of himself a very much bigger and better man than any previous efforts of his had promised to evolve out of the same material in Sussex, for example.

    Jan A Dog and a Romance

  • a kind of mistiness in the figure which made it appear somewhat vague and distant, and a greenish grey seemed the prevailing colour.

    Green Mansions

  • "mistiness," was presently to cost the nation four long years of bloodshed and misery, and a social revolution as complete as any the world has seen.

    Hawthorne (English Men of Letters Series)

  • It's all cannily designed to make America weak in the knees for Maverick, right down to the mistiness in his eyes when his best friend must be sacrificed...so that Maverick can get a little misty eyed and then push past that momentary weakness to kick a little Russian ass.

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: When Tom Cruise Became A Superstar

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