airy ADJECTIVE (airier, airiest) 1) spacious and well ventilated. 2) light as air; delicate. 3) casual; dismissive.
DERIVATIVES airily adverb airiness noun.

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  • Airiness — Air i*ness, n. 1. The state or quality of being airy; openness or exposure to the air; as, the airiness of a country seat. [1913 Webster] 2. Lightness of spirits; gayety; levity; as, the airiness of young persons. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • airiness — [er′ē nis] n. 1. the quality or state of being airy, or full of fresh air 2. lightheartedness; jauntiness …   English World dictionary

  • airiness — /air ee nis/, n. 1. openness to the air: the airiness of a balcony facing the sea. 2. sprightliness of manner: a ballet marked by airiness and deft movement. 3. snobbishness; affectation. [1735 45; AIRY + NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • airiness — noun see airy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • airiness — noun /ˈeə(r)ˌɪi.nəs/ a) Light or airy in quality or manner. b) insubstantiality …   Wiktionary

  • airiness — Synonyms and related words: Prospero, airy nothing, airy texture, appearance, ascent, attenuation, bodilessness, bounce, breeziness, bubbliness, buoyancy, carefreeness, chirpiness, daintiness, debonairness, delicacy, delusiveness, diaphanousness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • airiness — air·i·ness || eÉ™rnɪnɪs n. breeziness; lightness; liveliness; ease of movement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • airiness — n. 1. Openness, exposure to air. 2. Lightness, buoyancy, grace, gracility, gracefulness, flexibility, pliancy, litheness. 3. Gayety, levity, sprightliness, vivacity, liveliness, etc. See airy, 3 …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • airiness — n 1. immateriality, incorporeality, bodi lessness; unsubstantiality, tenuousness, illusoriness, unreality; ethereality, weightlessness, lightness, buoyancy. 2. delicacy, flimsiness, thinness; gauziness, diaphaneity, sheerness, transparency,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • airiness — air·i·ness …   English syllables

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