Airy definition

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Resembling or evocative of air, especially:
  • Having little or no substance; thin or immaterial.
    An airy apparition.
  • Light or delicate.
    An airy dress.
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Open to the air; breezy.
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High in the air; lofty.

Airy skyscrapers.

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Performed in the air; aerial.
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Speculative, impractical, or vacuous.

Airy notions of human perfectibility.

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Haughty or affected.

Dismissed us with an airy wave of the hand.

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(chiefly irish) Light-hearted; merry.
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(archaic) Of, relating to, or having the constitution of air.
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Open to or allowing in air; breezy or drafty.
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Extensive in area or height; spacious.
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In the air; high up.
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Of air.
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Unsubstantial as air; visionary.
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Light as air; delicate; graceful.
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Lighthearted; vivacious.
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Affectedly nonchalant; grand.
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Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.
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Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial; as, an airy flight.
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Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.
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Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
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Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.
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Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.
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Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.
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(painting) Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
airy
Comparative:
airier
Superlative:
airiest