adjective, air·i·er, air·i·est.
Origin of airy
Synonyms for airy
Related Words for airierbreezy, uncluttered, cheerful, graceful, cheery, aerial, atmospheric, exposed, fresh, gaseous, gusty, light, lofty, vaporous, ventilated, windy, blowy, drafty, out-of-doors, well-ventilated
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Historical Examples of airier
If I read fiction, let it be fiction; airier than hard fact.One of Our Conquerors, Complete
Percival gave it a good grip, and resumed, in an airier tone than ever.Under False Pretences
Hood, on the other hand, is jocular in an airier and lighter-hearted fashion.The Brighton Road
Charles G. Harper
But the school was removed in 1872 to an airier district at Godalming.Stories That Words Tell Us
She preferred it to the embankment below the Temple; it seemed to her airier.Happy Pollyooly
adjective airier or airiest
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).