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

More definitions of airy-fairy

Definition of airy-fairy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space