[syn: blurred, clouded]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cloud \Cloud\ (kloud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clouded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Clouding.]
1. To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky
2. To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a
cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
One day too late, I fear me, noble lord,
Hath clouded all thy happy days on earth. --Shak.
Be not disheartened, then, nor cloud those looks.
Nothing clouds men's minds and impairs their honesty
like prejudice. --M. Arnold.
3. To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; --
esp. used of reputation or character.
I would not be a stander-by to hear
My sovereign mistress clouded so, without
My present vengeance taken. --Shak.
4. To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate
with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
And the nice conduct of a clouded cane. --Pope.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: made troubled or apprehensive or distressed in
appearance; "his face was clouded with unhappiness"
2: filled or abounding with clouds [syn: cloud-covered,
clouded, overcast, sunless]
3: mentally disordered; "a mind clouded by sorrow"
4: unclear in form or expression; "the blurred aims of the
group"; "sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes the
meaning was clouded"- H.G.Wells [syn: blurred, clouded]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
129 Moby Thesaurus words for "clouded":
Acheronian, Acherontic, Cimmerian, Stygian, abstruse, ambiguous,
armored, beclouded, blind, buried, calico, cased, castellatus,
ceiled, cirrose, cirrous, cloaked, close, cloud-flecked, cloudy,
coated, concealed, coped, covered, covert, cowled, cumuliform,
cumulous, curtained, dapple, dappled, dark, dark and gloomy, dirty,
dubious, eclipsed, encapsulated, encapsuled, encased, enveloped,
enwrapped, equivocal, filmed, floored, funereal, gloomful,
glooming, gloomy, heavy, hid, hidden, hooded, housed, ill-lighted,
ill-lit, in a cloud, in a fog, in eclipse, in purdah, in the wings,
incommunicado, latent, lenticularis, loricate, loricated, lowering,
mammatus, mantled, marbled, masked, motley, mottled, muffled,
mysterious, nebulous, nimbose, nubilous, obfuscated, obscure,
obscured, occult, occulted, open, overcast, overclouded, packaged,
paved, pepper-and-salt, piebald, pied, pinto, problematic,
recondite, roofed-in, screened, scummed, secluded, secluse, secret,
sequestered, shady, sheathed, shelled, shielded, shrouded,
skewbald, somber, sombrous, squally, stormy, stratiform, stratous,
swathed, tented, thunderheaded, uncertain, unclear,
under an eclipse, under cover, under house arrest, under wraps,
underground, unknown, unsettled, veiled, walled, walled-in,
wrapped, wrapped in clouds