- In a way that shows that one is not treating something as serious; casually: he was airily dismissive of the questionMore example sentences
- ‘If I switch schools, they're going to have to keep me back a year anyway,’ he stated airily, though he didn't seem too happy about it.
- Sara asked airily as though the very idea were ridiculous.
- Mostly, they just drive. The tension in the story is acutely realised as the town grows in its awe of her ‘scandalous’ behaviour, an opinion she airily does nothing to dispel.