misteous

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EtymologyEdit

From mist +‎ -eous.

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misteous (comparative more misteous, superlative most misteous)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Misty; obscure; vague.
    • 1801, John Leyden, The complaynt of Scotland:
      Availing themselves of the propensity of the populace to credit mystery, the avidity with which prophetical rumours are circulated, and the exaggerations of ignorance and terror, certain "misteous propheseis of Merlyne," []

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