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Synonyms of 'cloud'

(noun) 
Definition
a mass of water or ice particles visible in the sky
The sun was almost entirely obscured by cloud.
Synonyms
mist
Thick mist made flying impossible.
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fog
The crash happened in thick fog.
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haze
Dan smiled at him through a haze of smoke and steaming coffee.
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obscurity
the vast branches vanished into deep indigo obscurity above my head
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vapour
a cloud of poisonous vapour
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nebula
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murk
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darkness
The room was plunged into darkness.
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gloom
the gloom of a foggy November morning
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nebulosity
(noun) 
Definition
a floating mass of smoke, dust, etc.
The hens darted away on all sides, raising a cloud of dust.
Synonyms
billow
billows of almost solid black smoke
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(noun) 
Definition
a large number of insects or other small animals in flight
He was surrounded by a cloud of buzzing flies.
Synonyms
swarm
A swarm of people encircled the hotel.
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host
A host of stars attended the awards ceremony.
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crowd
It took some two hours before the crowd was fully dispersed.
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flock
his flock of advisors
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horde
A horde of people was screaming for tickets.
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multitude
the multitudes that surround the Pope
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throng
An official pushed through the throng.
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dense mass
(verb) 
Definition
to confuse or impair
Perhaps anger has clouded his vision.
Synonyms
confuse
His critics accused him of trying to confuse the issue.
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obscure
the jargon that frequently obscures legal documents
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muddle
Don't talk all at once, you're muddling me.
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disorient
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becloud
(verb) 
Definition
to make or become more difficult to see through
The sky clouded and a light rain began to fall.
Synonyms
darken
A storm darkened the sky.
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dim
The dusk sky dims to a chilly indigo.
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be overshadowed
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be overcast
(verb) 
Definition
to make or become more difficult to see through
Synonyms
obscure
The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
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shadow
The hood shadowed her face.
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shade
a health resort whose beaches are shaded by palm trees
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eclipse
The sun was eclipsed by the moon.
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veil
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
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obfuscate (formal)
They are deliberately obfuscating the issue.

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See Types of cloud

Quotation

I wander'd lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills
[William WordsworthI Wandered Lonely as a Cloud]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of crowd
Definition
a large number of things or people gathered together
It took some two hours before the crowd was fully dispersed.
in the sense of darkness
The room was plunged into darkness.
Synonyms
shadows,
murk,
dimness,
murkiness,
duskiness,
shadiness
in the sense of dim
Definition
to become or cause to become dim
The dusk sky dims to a chilly indigo.
Synonyms
cloud over,
grow dark,
become leaden

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