Definition of windswept in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwin(d)swept/


1(Of a place) exposed to strong winds: the windswept moors
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  • An isolated, bleak windswept wilderness it lies well off the beaten track and until recently was completely closed to foreigners.
  • Walking on wet limestone is like walking on ice and the windswept nature of the region makes death from exposure a very real threat.
  • As I looked out over the windswept landscape, I felt as if I were pulled into the drama revealing itself to me.
exposed, bleak, bare, desolate
2(Of a person or their appearance) affected, shaped, or mussed by exposure to the wind: his windswept hair
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  • His white blonde hair was windswept and dishevelled, and his bright blue eyes were bright and alert.
  • He was a bit windswept, his hair rather unkempt and his jacket wrinkled, after riding such a long way on horseback, but he looked the same as ever to the girls.
  • Tyler ran his hand through his already windswept hair.
disheveled, tousled, unkempt, windblown, untidy, mussed up

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Syllabification: wind·swept

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