(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Composed of or like film]
Syn. gauzy, flimsy, diaphanous, gossamer; see sheer 2 .
2. [Covered with a film]
Syn. misty, cloudy, dim, coated; see hazy 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
veiled, hazy, cloudy, misty, foggy, blurred, milky, murky, gauzy.
ANT.: clear, transparent, sharp
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film: aerial, aery, airy, diaphanous, ethereal, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, sheer2, transparent, vaporous, vapory. See THICK. 2. Covered by or as if by a thin coating or film: blurry, cloudy, dim, hazy, misty. See CLEAR.

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