Synonyms for airyˈɛər i
open to or abounding in fresh air
airy, impractical, visionary, Laputan, windy(adj)
not practical or realizable; speculative
having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air
aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal(adj)
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
airy(adjective)Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.
airy(adjective)Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial; as, an airy flight.
airy(adjective)Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.
airy(adjective)Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
airy(adjective)Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.
airy(adjective)Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.
airy(adjective)Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.
airy(adjective)Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.
airy(adjective)Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
Aerial and airy both signify of or belonging to the air, but airy also describes that which seems as if made of air; we speak of airy shapes, airy nothings, where we could not well say aerial; ethereal describes its object as belonging to the upper air, the pure ether, and so, often, heavenly. Sprightly, spiritlike, refers to light, free, cheerful activity of mind and body. That which is lively or animated may be agreeable or the reverse; as, an animated discussion; a lively company.
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