Definition of airy-fairy in English:

airy-fairy

Line breaks: airy-fairy

adjective

informal , chiefly British
Impractical and foolishly idealistic: love might seem an airy-fairy, romantic concept
More example sentences
  • It's an airy-fairy philosophical concept that even the experts can't satisfactorily define.
  • Kate tells me that there ‘is no yoga without breath ‘, and that I should think of what I am doing as ‘meditation in motion ‘, which all sounds a bit airy-fairy.
  • ‘It is not going to be an airy-fairy place for a lot of violins, it's right across the board from rock music to folk,’ explained John Metcalfe.
Synonyms
impractical, unrealistic, idealistic;
unfocused, vague, fanciful, insubstantial, without substance, unconvincing

Definition of airy-fairy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
adjective
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily