WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
wind•y /ˈwɪndi/USA pronunciation
adj., -i•er, -i•est. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
wind•i•ness, n. [uncountable]
- accompanied by or having wind:a windy March day.
- exposed to the wind:a windy mountaintop.
- characterized by or using pompous empty talk:a long, windy speech.
(win′dē),USA pronunciation adj., wind•i•er, wind•i•est.
- 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;
- unsubstantial or empty.
- of the nature of, characterized by, or given to prolonged, empty talk;
- characterized by or causing flatulence.
- Scottish Terms[Chiefly Scot.]boastful.
- bef. 900; Middle English; Old English windig. See wind1, -y1
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
windy /ˈwɪndɪ/ adj (windier, windiest)
ˈwindily adv ˈwindiness n
- 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; bombastic: windy orations
- void of substance
- an informal word for flatulent
- slang afraid; frightened; nervous
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