- 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 windily
"Windily," suggested Connie, who remained to witness the exhibition.Prudence Says So
“Oh, I know all about that,” sighed the fleshy lady, windily.The Girls of Central High in Camp
Gertrude W. Morrison
Then she turned and fled to the front porch and breathed deeply and windily of the heady September Wisconsin morning air.Fanny Herself
It is hideous, of course, even more hideous than Toronto or Montreal; but cheerily and windily so.Letters from America
- 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 windily
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