- in the air; high up
- of air
- open to the air; breezy
- unsubstantial as air; visionary
- light as air; delicate; graceful
- lighthearted; vivacious
- affectedly nonchalant; grand
- a. Open to or allowing in air; breezy or drafty: “the airy bungalows of the island's top officials” (Amitav Ghosh).b. Extensive in area or height; spacious: “An open floor plan made bright and airy by soaring ceilings” (Country Living).
- High in the air; lofty: airy skyscrapers.
- Performed in the air; aerial.
- Resembling or evocative of air, especially:a. Having little or no substance; thin or immaterial: an airy apparition.b. Light or delicate: an airy dress.
- Speculative, impractical, or vacuous: airy notions of human perfectibility.
- Haughty or affected: dismissed us with an airy wave of the hand.
- Chiefly Irish Light-hearted; merry.
- Archaic Of, relating to, or having the constitution of air.
(comparative airier, superlative airiest)
- Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.
- Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial; as, an airy flight.
- Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.
- Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
- Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.
- Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.
- Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.
- Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.
- (painting) Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.