What is the difference between Misty and Fog?

The difference between misty and fog

is that "misty" is covered in mist; foggy and "fog" is a thick cloud that forms near the ground; the obscurity of such a cloud.




  • Covered in mist; foggy.
  • (figurative) Dim; vague; obscure.
  • (figurative) With tears in the eyes; dewy-eyed.

Related terms

  • mistify


  • It’s very misty this morning; I can’t see a thing!
  • a misty memory of his childhood
  • Her eyes grew misty the night her long-time friend passed away.


  • (uncountable) A thick cloud that forms near the ground; the obscurity of such a cloud.
  • (uncountable) A mist or film clouding a surface.
  • A state of mind characterized by lethargy and confusion.
  • (photography) A silver deposit or other blur on a negative or developed photographic image.
  • (computer graphics) Distance fog.


  • Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; […].
  • Synonyms: haze, mist
  • Synonym: steam
  • He did so many drugs, he was still in a fog three months after going through detox.
  • I was on my way to the door, but all at once, through the fog in my head, I began to sight one reef that I hadn’t paid any attention to afore.
  • Synonyms: daze, haze


  • (intransitive) To become covered with or as if with fog.
  • (intransitive) To become obscured in condensation or water.
  • (intransitive, photography) To become dim or obscure.
  • (transitive, photography) To make dim or obscure.
  • (transitive) To cover with or as if with fog.
  • (transitive) To disperse insecticide into (a forest canopy) so as to collect organisms.
  • (transitive) To obscure in condensation or water.
  • (transitive) To make confusing or obscure.
  • To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.


  • The mirror fogged every time he showered.
  • Synonyms: become cloudy, become steamy
  • Fogging for adult mosquito control began on June 4th in residential areas. Until September 25th, the Metro area was fogged eleven times, using nine truck-mounted foggers, eight hand swing foggers, and two boats.
  • Unfortunately, the pendulum has swung way too far to the other end where the saying in the industry is is that if you could fog a mirror, you could get a loan.
  • Synonyms: blur, cloud, obscure
  • Where wouldst thou fog to get a fee?