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- adj. Blurred, sort of smudged.
- adj. Like a thick smoke (such as is emitted by a smudge pot).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Stained or blackened with smudge; smeared: as, a smudgy shop.
- Making a smudge or dense smoke: as, a smudgy fire.
- Stifling; close.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. smeared with something that soils or stains; these words are often used in combination
The screen can get kind of smudgy after it has been pressed against your face but that's why they've given you headphones with a mic.
Allan kind of smudgy & out of focus because its real old.
When I was a beginner in portrait-painting, I remember that, after I had succeeded in making my background stay back where it belonged, my figure sometimes had a way of clinging to it in a kind of smudgy weakness, as if it were afraid to come out like a man and stand the inspection of my eye.
The older drawing shows text "smudgy", while the same piece of text inserted into a "fresh" drawing made from the acad. dwt shows the text much clearer.
Her hair was a tangled mess, her Cleopatra-style eye make-up had gone smudgy.
The cameras are often not maintained as well as they should be, or at all, and even when they're functioning smoothly the images they're transmitting can be pretty smudgy.
I take it that alcaucil means “artichoke” (or “pimp”!), but to me it looks smokey and smudgy and ashen — like something from a chimney.
Time is out of joint in his smudgy, shadowy drawings, where motifs or characters pop up willy-nilly in unexpected eras and places.
To me the Lumi looked like smudgy blobs and that was that.
Speaking as somebody who really, really loves make-up – all of it, from the grimace of a meat-red lipstick to the story told by a smudgy eye that shows someone's been crying – false eyelashes make me uneasy.
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