Hazed vs Gazed - What's the difference?

hazed | gazed |

As verbs the difference between hazed and gazed

is that hazed is past tense of haze while gazed is past tense of gaze.

As an adjective hazed

is affected by haze; hazy.




  • (haze)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Affected by haze; hazy.
  • * 1923 , (editor), Collected Scientific Papers of John Aitken, LL.D., F.R.S.
  • With W., N.W., and N. winds the air is very clear, whereas from all other directions it is very much hazed'. All winds from E. by S. to SW are nearly ten times more ' hazed than those from the NW quadrant.
  • * 2004 , Matthew McGuire, Dreams Of Hope , page 37,
  • The images of reality become more and more hazed , more and more dim. Hibernation pulls him away. Floating, the nightmare returns.
  • * 2008 , A. J. Hampton, Hostile Devotions , unnumbered page,
  • As she rocked against him, she couldn?t stop watching his murky eyes grow even more hazed .
  • (of a photograph) Clouded, especially due to accidental exposure to light.
  • (Australia, slang) Drunk.
  • gazed



  • (gaze)

  • gaze



  • To stare intently or earnestly.
  • * 1922 , (James Joyce), Chapter 13
  • Gerty MacDowell who was seated near her companions, lost in thought, gazing far away into the distance was, in very truth, as fair a specimen of winsome Irish girlhood as one could wish to see.
    In fact, for Antonioni this gazing is probably the most fundamental of all cognitive activities ... (from Thinking in the Absence of Image)
  • * Bible, Acts i. 11
  • Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
  • (poetic) To stare at.
  • * 1667': Strait toward Heav'n my wondring Eyes I turnd, / And '''gaz'd a while the ample Skie — John Milton, ''Paradise Lost (book VIII)
  • Synonyms

    * gape, stare, look


    * (to stare intently) ogle

    Derived terms

    * (l)


    (en noun)
  • A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
  • *
  • *:Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze , her alluring smile; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
  • (lb) The object gazed on.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:made of my enemies the scorn and gaze
  • In Lacanian psychoanalysis, the relationship of the subject with the desire to look and awareness that one can be viewed.
  • *2003 , Amelia Jones, The feminism and visual culture reader , p.35:
  • *:She counters the tendency to focus on critical strategies of resisting the male gaze , raising the issue of the female spectator.
  • Derived terms

    * (l)