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Synonyms for airy
ˈɛər i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aired, airy(adj)

    open to or abounding in fresh air

    "airy rooms"

    Synonyms:
    aery, aeriform, windy, ethereal, impractical, aerial, visionary, aired

    Antonyms:
    dystopian, heavy, material, unventilated, substantial, real

  2. airy, impractical, visionary, Laputan, windy(adj)

    not practical or realizable; speculative

    "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"

    Synonyms:
    verbose, wordy, blowy, aery, aeriform, windy, ethereal, long-winded, tedious, impractical, aerial, visionary, breezy, aired

    Antonyms:
    dystopian, substantial, heavy, real, material, unventilated

  3. airy(adj)

    having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air

    "airy gauze curtains"

    Synonyms:
    aery, aeriform, windy, ethereal, impractical, aerial, visionary, aired

    Antonyms:
    substantial, dystopian, unventilated, heavy, real, material

  4. aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal(adj)

    characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

    "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"

    Synonyms:
    celestial, supernal, aery, aeriform, windy, ethereal, airlike, impractical, aerial, visionary, gossamer, aired

    Antonyms:
    substantial, real, heavy, unventilated, dystopian, material

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. airy

    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.

    Synonyms:
    aerial, animated, ethereal, fairylike, frolicsome, gay, joyous, light, lively, sprightly

    Antonyms:
    clumsy, dull, heavy, inert, ponderous, slow, sluggish, stony, wooden

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. airy

    Synonyms:
    light, ethereal, spiritual, joyous, sprightly, lively, animated, frolicsome, fairy-like

    Antonyms:
    dull, inert, stony, ponderous, plow, heavy, cheerless, sullen, dolesome, lugubrious, leaden, wooden

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. airy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unsubstantial, aerial, ethereal, aeriform, thin, rare

  2. airy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    light, subtile, sublimated

  3. airy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sprightly, buoyant, vivacious, wanton, volatile, jocund, jolly, jovial, lively, gay, blithe, light, light-hearted, light of heart, in spirits, in good spirits, of good cheer

  4. airy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    showy, gaudy, flaunting, jaunty, gairish, fine

  5. airy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    windy, empty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. airy(a)

    Synonyms:
    aërial, aëriform, ethereal, atmospheric, pneumatic, unsubstantial, breezy, windy, ventilated, visionary, unreal, vivacious, sprightly, garish, jaunty, flaunting

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How to use airy in a sentence?

  1. Henry Ward Beecher:

    We not only live among men, but there are airy hosts, blessed spectators, sympathetic lookers-on, that see and know and appreciate our thoughts and feelings and acts.

  2. Gregory Benford - Timescape:

    There was a blithe certainty that came from first comprehending the full Einstein field equations, arabesques of Greek letters clinging tenuously to the page, a gossamer web. They seemed insubstantial when you first saw them, a string of squiggles. Yet to follow the delicate tensors as they contracted, as the superscripts paired with subscripts, collapsing mathematically into concrete classical entities-- potential; mass; forces vectoring in a curved geometry-- that was a sublime experience. The iron fist of the real, inside the velvet glove of airy mathematics.

  3. John Keats:

    It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.

  5. Samuel Johnson:

    When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timourous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence a


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