adjective (windier, windiest)
- 1(Of weather, a period of time, or a place) marked by or exposed to strong winds: a very windy dayMore example sentences
- Avoid low spots that might flood, as well as high, exposed, or windy locations.
- It was clear from the start that the strong windy conditions were going to have an immediate effect on the result of the game.
- Hilly areas are often windy, but the wind could blow strong for certain periods and then not at all during others.
- 2British Suffering from, marked by, or causing an accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal.More example sentences
- After a good night out, I find I am very windy the next morning, so much so that I am totally bloated and cannot do up my trousers.
- 2.1 • informal Using or expressed in many words that sound impressive but mean little: windy speechesMore example sentences
- Even on radio, their rhetorical style sounds windy, verbose, addicted to polysyllables for their own sake.
- Election Day in a Chinese village brings Jimmy Carter, windy speeches, and dubious promises
- The king goes on to bore the hell out of them with a long, windy speech.
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- We made it safely to the low wall built by the mujahidin - Basyir and I exhaled windily - and hiked on to the peak, hopping across the ditch once or twice to the ancient boundary wall to look down into West Kabul.
- ‘It's most closely associated with U.S. President Warren Gamaliel Harding,’ writes Quinion, ‘who used it a lot and who was by all accounts the classic example of somebody who orates verbosely and windily.’
- Try to write too windily and the end result won't be worth reading.
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- However, there were few buyers for the plots of land and the venture failed, probably because of the windiness of the site and inaccessibility of the shore.
- Loess is a fine-grained aeolian sediment, typically liberated by the grinding action of glaciers, which may be transported great distances and indicates both windiness and aridity.
- The volume of writing is enormous, these days, and much of it has a sort of windiness about it, almost as though the author were in a state of euphoria.
- (Of a road or river) following a curving or twisting course.More example sentences
- The drive home through the windy roads was uneventful and we got back to the hotel by midnight.
- We proceeded down a windy country road, following the River Chew towards its source.
- Nothing was more amusing than standing inside the pivot point and seeing it twist and turn as the driver maneuvered through the windy streets of Kingston.