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Definition of "windy" []

  • Characterized by or abounding in wind: a windy night. (adjective)
  • Open to the wind; unsheltered: a windy terrace. (adjective)
  • Resembling the wind in speed, force, or variability: a windy dash homeward. (adjective)
  • Lacking substance; empty: windy promises. (adjective)
  • Given to or characterized by wearisome verbosity: a windy speaker. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "windy" in a sentence
  • "William Hederman, senior vice-president of energy policy at Deloitte & Touche LLP, says companies face the "monumental undertaking" of transmitting electricity generated in windy regions like the Great Plains states to markets in heavily populated cities on the East Coast."
  • "The problem with the current crisis is that even the most prudent and conservative investors are affected and that there is no differentiation between them and those who recklessly invested in windy hedge fund to make a quick buck."
  • "Jean-Marc's aunt, Marie-Françoise, tells me that such open bell towers, or campaniles, are constructed in windy regions where it is better to go with the flow than to be beaten down by the Mistral."