Foggy vs Blurry - What's the difference?

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In figuratively terms the difference between foggy and blurry

is that foggy is confused, befuddled, etc while blurry is not clear, not with well-defined boundaries.

As adjectives the difference between foggy and blurry

is that foggy is obscured by mist or fog; unclear; hazy while blurry is not clear, crisp, or focused; having fuzzy edges.

foggy

English

Adjective

(fog) (er)
  • Obscured by mist or fog; unclear; hazy
  • (figuratively) Confused, befuddled, etc.
  • * He was still foggy with sleep.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter VI , passage=If she knew [a psychiatrist was] observing her son with a view to finding out if he was foggy between the ears, there would be umbrage on her part, or even dudgeon.}}

    Derived terms

    * fogginess

    blurry

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (of an image) Not clear, crisp, or focused; having fuzzy edges.
  • If I take off my glasses, everything close up looks blurry .
  • (figuratively) not clear, not with well-defined boundaries.
  • It would seem that the line between flirting and sexual harrassment has become quite blurry.

    Derived terms

    * blurriness