breezy

adjective
\ ˈbrē-zē How to pronounce breezy (audio) \
breezier; breeziest

Definition of breezy

1 : swept by breezes breezy beaches a breezy day
2a : briskly informal a breezy essay
b : airy, nonchalant breezy indifference

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Other Words from breezy

breezily \ ˈbrē-​zə-​lē How to pronounce breezily (audio) \ adverb
breeziness \ ˈbrē-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce breeziness (audio) \ noun

Examples of breezy in a Sentence

I enjoy the author's breezy style. She listened to their complaints with breezy indifference.

Recent Examples on the Web

The adjectives that loop around these titles are often simply descriptors of summer-ness: airy, buoyant, salty, sunny, breezy. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "The Invention of the “Beach Read”," 14 June 2019 The three-hour practice, took place on a cool and breezy evening Wednesday at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium with a 150 or so fans on hand. Randy Mcroberts, baltimoresun.com, "IronBirds are back in Aberdeen with open practice," 13 June 2019 Its gloomy insistence on the spiritual meaninglessness likely to befall late capitalist societies, in which atheist consumers have nothing serious to live for, rules out such breezy optimism. Stephen Holmes, The New York Review of Books, "The Identity Illusion," 17 Jan. 2019 EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Humid, breezy, with p.m. storms (possibly severe). David Streit, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Steamy air sets off late-day storms today, but it turns much less humid tomorrow," 20 June 2019 Xavier McKinnon plays the role with appropriate breezy smugness, but nobody really makes a case for why Benny’s plans are all that unreasonable. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: Musical ‘Rent’ back in SF, still stuck in the ’90s," 17 June 2019 The 400-page novel, set primarily in the E.U.’s de facto capital, Brussels, is neither breezy nor orderly. Time, ""Review: The E.U. Is Unraveling. 'The Capital' Gets That Better Than Most"," 13 June 2019 The breezy stalls and cracked cobblestone floors lured tourists seeking authenticity, but in hypermodern Tokyo such things were officially seen as an unsanitary part of the unruly past. Neil Shea, National Geographic, "Tokyo became a megacity by reinventing itself," 12 June 2019 The day — overcast and breezy — produced the fourth-fastest and fifth-fastest times in race history. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Dalton and Brennan stage another Run for Women duel, and Kikkan Randall steals the show," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of breezy

1637, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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breezy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of breezy

: having strong winds
: informal and lively
: relaxed in a way that shows you are not concerned about or interested in something

breezy

adjective
\ ˈbrē-zē How to pronounce breezy (audio) \
breezier; breeziest

Kids Definition of breezy

1 : somewhat windy
2 : lively and somewhat carefree a breezy reply

Other Words from breezy

breezily \ -​zə-​lē \ adverb

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