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1 marked by strong wind or more wind than usual
  • one particularly windy day should shake the last of the autumn leaves from the trees

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2 marked by the use of impressive-sounding but mostly meaningless words and phrases
  • gave his usual windy speech about working for the common people

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3 using or containing more words than necessary to express an idea
  • a windy saleswoman who told us a lot more than we wanted to know about vacuum cleaners

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Synonyms & Antonyms of windy (Entry 2 of 2)

marked by a long series of irregular curves
  • a windy little creek

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“Windy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/windy. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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