- 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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Related Wordsblustery, stormy, brisk, boisterous, gusty, windswept, airy, blowing, fresh, raw, tempestuous, wild, blowy, drafty, squally, bombastic, diffuse, empty, garrulous, inflated
Examples from the Web for windiest
Among them are the 96 members of the United States Senate, perhaps the windiest and most tedious group of men in Christendom.Trump
February 3, 2012
I confess to have been deceived about this Atlantic, the roughest and windiest of oceans.Saunterings
Charles Dudley Warner
Speaking, though it be but by the windiest of fictions, to a nation, is not a man pledged to respectful language?The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
Of one thing we were certain, and that was that Adelie Land was the windiest place in the world.The Home of the Blizzard
The windiest spot is at the corner of Second Avenue, Hove; the wind just there is almost enough to choke those who face it.The Open Air
It was the wettest spring, the coldest summer, the windiest autumn that I have ever known.Wit and Wisdom of Lord Tredegar
Godfrey Charles Morgan
- 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 windiest
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