gusty

1
[guhs-tee]
adjective, gust·i·er, gust·i·est.
  1. blowing or coming in gusts, as wind, rain, or storms.
  2. affected or marked by gusts of wind, rain, etc.: a gusty day.
  3. occurring or characterized by sudden bursts or outbursts, as sound or laughter.
  4. full of meaningless, pretentious talk: gusty speechmaking.
  5. vigorous; hearty; zestful: a gusty woman.

Origin of gusty

1
1590–1600; gust1 + -y1; def. 5 perhaps gust(o) + -y1
Related formsgust·i·ly, adverbgust·i·ness, noun
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gusty

adjective gustier or gustiest
  1. blowing or occurring in gusts or characterized by blustery weathera gusty wind
  2. given to sudden outbursts, as of emotion or temperament
Derived Formsgustily, adverbgustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gustily

gusty

adj.

c.1600, from gust + -y (2). Related: Gustily; gustiness.

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