wispy
adjective see wisp I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wispy — 1717, from WISP (Cf. wisp) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Wispiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • wispy — [[t]wɪ̱spi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If someone has wispy hair, their hair does not grow thickly on their head. Grey wispy hair straggled down to her shoulders. Syn: straggly 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A wispy cloud is thin or faint. The half moon is… …   English dictionary

  • wispy — adjective 1. lacking clarity or distinctness a dim figure in the distance only a faint recollection shadowy figures in the gloom saw a vague outline of a building through the fog a few wispy memories of childhood • Syn: ↑dim, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wispy — wispily, adv. wispiness, n. /wis pee/, adj., wispier, wispiest. being a wisp or in wisps; wisplike: a wispy plant. Also, wispish. [1710 20; WISP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • wispy — adjective Consisting of or resembling a wisp; like a slender, flexible strand or bundle. The wispy smoke rose from chimneys all around town …   Wiktionary

  • wispy — adj. Wispy is used with these nouns: ↑bang, ↑beard, ↑cloud, ↑hair …   Collocations dictionary

  • wispy — /ˈwɪspi/ (say wispee) adjective (wispier, wispiest) being a wisp or in wisps; wisp like; thin, weak looking, or pale: a wispy plant. Also, wispish. {wisp + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • wispy — wisp ► NOUN 1) a small thin bunch, strand, or amount of something. 2) a small thin person. DERIVATIVES wispy adjective (wispier, wispiest) . ORIGIN origin uncertain …   English terms dictionary

  • wispy — Synonyms and related words: airy, attenuate, attenuated, boyish, breakable, brittle, cheap jack, cobwebby, crumbly, dainty, delicate, delicately weak, diaphanous, diluted, effeminate, ethereal, fine, fine drawn, finespun, flimsy, fragile, frail,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wispy — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. slight, slender, thin, delicate, frail. ANT.: heavy set, stocky …   English dictionary for students

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