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adjective     airy pronunciation in British English
/ˈeəri/
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adjectiveairy
comparativeairier
superlativeairiest
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  1. 1
    with a lot of fresh air and space

    The bedrooms were all light and airy.

  2. 2
    mainly literary showing that you do not think that someone or something is important
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    proud and unfriendly

    He is unbelievably airy.

    Submitted by Optionary from India on 06/05/2013
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