Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to the air; breezy; delicate; ethereal; buoyant; visionary.

Part of speech: adjective

Putting on airs affected.

Part of speech: adjective

Vivacious; gay.

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Usage examples "airy":

  1. The chief streets are wide and airy, but a turn places one instantly in an older France. - "A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees", Edwin Asa Dix.
  2. Why, he said, we think that you are lazy, and mean to cheat us out of a whole chapter which is a very important part of the story; and you fancy that we shall not notice your airy way of proceeding; as if it were self- evident to everybody, that in the matter of women and children 'friends have all things in common. - "Plato's Republic", Plato.
  3. Now, be it known to those who live in England that it is one thing to say in an airy manner, as Derek had said to Lady Monica, that he would come and see her when she landed in France; it is another to do it. - "Men, Women and Guns", H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile.