Synonyms for airy

Grammar : Adj
Spell : air-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɛər i

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Définition of airy

Origin :
  • late 14c., "of the air, made of air," from air (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "breezy" is attested from 1590s; that of "lively" is from 1640s. Sense of "vain, unsubstantial" is from 1580s. Disparaging airy-fairy is attested from 1920 (earlier in a sense of "delicate or light as a fairy," which is how Tennyson used it in 1830).
  • adj open to the atmosphere
  • adj delicate or ethereal
  • adj buoyant, light, or lively in nature
Example sentences :
  • There was a long, airy gallery, in which he was allowed to take exercise any hour of the day.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • I had climbed up into the airy heights, I had been writing of millionaires.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • Very few houses have a proper place to keep provisions in; the best substitute is a hanging-safe, suspended in an airy situation.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
  • The latter, entirely unabashed, waved an airy gesture, and continued.
  • Extract from : « The Woman-Haters » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Visions are airy; but I propose to see visions for a moment, and Britain as she might be in 1948.
  • Extract from : « Another Sheaf » by John Galsworthy
  • An airy irrelevancy was quite as common as the serious note.
  • Extract from : « Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland » by Daniel Turner Holmes
  • In my youthful haste I asked myself what sort of airy soul she had.
  • Extract from : « The Arrow of Gold » by Joseph Conrad
  • In the inner and airy office, Dunwoodie nodded, motioned at a chair.
  • Extract from : « The Paliser case » by Edgar Saltus
  • They saw a room, like the other bedrooms in the house, large and airy.
  • Extract from : « Three Margarets » by Laura E. Richards
  • His airy play with the texts of Holy Scripture had been too venturesome for many.
  • Extract from : « Erasmus and the Age of Reformation » by Johan Huizinga

Antonyms for airy

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