Synonyms and Antonyms of airy
1 resembling air in lightness <Aunt Helen's lemon pies are famous for their airy meringues> Synonyms ethereal, fluffy, gossamer, gossamery, light Related Words cobwebby, dainty, delicate, diaphanous, downy, feathery, flimsy, gauzelike, gauzy, insubstantial, tender, wispy; buoyant, lighter-than-air, lightweight, rarefied, unsubstantial, vaporous, weightless; cumulous, pillowy Near Antonyms firm, solid, substantial; bulky, burdensome, cumbersome, hefty, hulking, lumpish, ponderous, unwieldy, weighty Antonyms heavy, leaden
2 open to the free circulation of air <a pleasant, airy room> Synonyms breezy, ventilated Related Words atmosphered, vented Near Antonyms close, stifling, suffocating Antonyms breathless, stuffy, unventilated
3 located at a greater height than average or usual <airy mountain villages> Synonyms high, elevated, nosebleedRelated Words ascendant (also ascendent), ascending, soaring; overhead, overlooking, raised, upheld, uplifted, upraised; topmost, upmost, upper, uppermost, upwardNear Antonyms depressed, descendant (also descendent), descending, down, dropped, fallen, grounded, lowered, sunken; lowermost, nethermost, undermost; abreast, even, levelAntonyms low, low-lying
4 having much high-spirited energy and movement <the airy revelry of their latest album is a departure from the slower and more somber music of the band's previous work> Synonyms active, lively, animate, animated, bouncing, brisk, energetic, frisky, gay, jaunty, jazzy, kinetic, mettlesome, peppy, perky, pert, pizzazzy (or pizazzy), racy, snappy, spanking, sparky, spirited, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippyRelated Words dapper, dashing, spiffy; agog, alert, awake, open-eyed, up, wide-awake; agile, nimble, spry; bright, buoyant, cheerful, chipper, chirpy, chirrupy, effervescent, sparkly, upbeat; eager, enthusiastic, keen; frolicsome, impish, pixieish, playful; boisterous, bubbly, ebullient, exuberant, high-spirited; high-strung, nervous, skittishNear Antonyms indolent, lazy, unambitious; inert, lethargic, sleepy, sluggish, tired, torpid, weary; apathetic, impassive, phlegmatic, stolid; boring, dull, irksome, tediousAntonyms dead, inactive, inanimate, lackadaisical, languid, languishing, languorous, leaden, lifeless, limp, listless, spiritless, vapid
5 satisfying or pleasing because of fineness or mildness <an airy cologne that would be appropriate to wear to the office> Synonyms delicate, dainty, exquisite, nuanced, refined, subtleRelated Words choice, elegant, extraordinary, incomparable, peerless, preeminent, prime, rare, select, superior, superlative, supreme, transcendent, unsurpassed; picked, selected; fine, fragile, frailNear Antonyms coarse, crude, rough; common, ordinary; average, fair, indifferent, mediocre, medium, middling, run-of-the-mill, second-rateAntonyms robust, strong, sturdy
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