WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
wind•y /ˈwɪndi/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 
  1. accompanied by or having wind:a windy March day.
  2. exposed to the wind:a windy mountaintop.
  3. characterized by or using pompous empty talk:a long, windy speech.
wind•i•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
wind•y  (windē),USA pronunciation adj.,  wind•i•er, wind•i•est. 
  1. accompanied or characterized by wind:a windy day.
  2. exposed to or swept by the wind:a windy hill.
  3. consisting of or resembling wind:a windy tempest of activity.
  4. toward the wind;
  5. unsubstantial or empty.
  6. of the nature of, characterized by, or given to prolonged, empty talk;
  7. characterized by or causing flatulence.
  8. Scottish Terms[Chiefly Scot.]boastful.
windi•ly, adv. 
windi•ness, n. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English windig. See wind1, -y1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

windy /ˈwɪndɪ/ adj (windier, windiest)
  1. of, characterized by, resembling, or relating to wind; stormy
  2. swept by or open to powerful winds
  3. marked by or given to empty, prolonged, and often boastful speech; bombastic: windy orations
  4. void of substance
  5. an informal word for flatulent
  6. slang afraid; frightened; nervous

ˈwindily adv ˈwindiness n

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