- accompanied or characterized by wind: a windy day.
- exposed to or swept by the wind: a windy hill.
- consisting of or resembling wind: a windy tempest of activity.
- toward the wind; windward.
- unsubstantial or empty.
- of the nature of, characterized by, or given to prolonged, empty talk; voluble; verbose; bombastic.
- characterized by or causing flatulence.
- Chiefly Scot. boastful.
Origin of windy
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Examples from the Web for windier
Still lay weather-bound last night, and to-day it has been windier than ever.Farthest North
Get out of these trappings of woe, and tell us if you ever saw a windier, grayer, meaner day in all your lives.Six Girls and the Tea Room
Marion Ames Taggart
I began at once to make my imitations of Ossian, and I dare say they were not windier and mistier than the original.Literature and Life
William Dean Howells
- of, characterized by, resembling, or relating to wind; stormy
- swept by or open to powerful winds
- marked by or given to empty, prolonged, and often boastful speech; bombasticwindy orations
- void of substance
- an informal word for flatulent
- slang afraid; frightened; nervous
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Word Origin and History for windier
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