Related formsgust·i·ly, adverbgust·i·ness, noun adjective, gust·i·er, gust·i·est.
- blowing or coming in gusts, as wind, rain, or storms.
- affected or marked by gusts of wind, rain, etc.: a gusty day.
- occurring or characterized by sudden bursts or outbursts, as sound or laughter.
- full of meaningless, pretentious talk: gusty speechmaking.
- vigorous; hearty; zestful: a gusty woman.
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Examples from the Web for gustiness
Historical Examples of gustiness
The long roll you're talking about isn't the sea, but the gustiness of the wind.
These northwest-west winds also have the greatest speed and gustiness.
There are certain forms of anemometer especially designed to record the gustiness of the wind.
British Dictionary definitions for gustiness
Derived Formsgustily, adverbgustiness, noun adjective gustier or gustiest
- blowing or occurring in gusts or characterized by blustery weathera gusty wind
- given to sudden outbursts, as of emotion or temperament
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Word Origin and History for gustiness
c.1600, from gust + -y (2). Related: Gustily; gustiness.
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