Overcast vs Misty - What's the difference?

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In figuratively terms the difference between overcast and misty

is that overcast is in a state of depression; gloomy; melancholy while misty is with tears in the eyes.

As adjectives the difference between overcast and misty

is that overcast is covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened while misty is with mist; foggy.

As a noun overcast

is an outcast.

As a verb overcast

is to overthrow.

As a proper noun Misty is

{{given name|female|from=English}} from the adjective "misty", reasonably popular in the 1970s and the 1980s.

overcast

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) An outcast.
  • A cloud covering all of the sky.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened.
  • (meteorology) The sky is said to be overcast , when it is more than 90% covered by clouds.
  • (figuratively) In a state of depression; gloomy; melancholy.
  • Verb

  • (obsolete) To overthrow.
  • To cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken.
  • To make gloomy; to depress.
  • (obsolete) To be or become cloudy.
  • (obsolete) To transform.
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    misty

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • With mist; foggy.
  • It’s a very misty morning this morning - I can’t see a thing!
  • (figuratively) With tears in the eyes.
  • ''Her eyes grew misty the night her long-time friend passed away.

    Derived terms

    * misty-eyed

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