Fuzzy vs Downy - What's the difference?

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Fuzzy is a synonym of downy.


As adjectives the difference between fuzzy and downy

is that fuzzy is covered with fuzz or a large number of tiny loose fibres like a carpet or many stuffed animals mentioned in the popular nursery rhyme fuzzy wuzzy was a bear while downy is having down, covered with a soft fuzzy coating as of small feathers.

As a noun fuzzy

is an individual flake of fuzzies.

fuzzy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Covered with fuzz or a large number of tiny loose fibres like a carpet or many stuffed animals. Mentioned in the popular nursery rhyme Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear.
  • Vague or imprecise.
  • My recollection of that event is fuzzy .
  • Not clear; unfocused.
  • I finally threw out a large stack of fuzzy photos.

    Derived terms

    * fuzzily * fuzziness * fuzzy logic * fuzzy mathematics * fuzzy set * fuzzy control * fuzzy concept * fuzzy relation

    Noun

    (fuzzies)
  • an individual flake of fuzzies
  • You've got a fuzzy on your coat.

    downy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Having down, covered with a soft fuzzy coating as of small feathers.
  • The chick's downy coat of feathers formed almost immediately to keep it warm.