wispish
adjective Date: 1896 resembling a wisp ; insubstantial

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wispish — wisp·ish …   English syllables

  • wispish — pish, pēsh adjective Etymology: wisp (I) + ish : resembling a wisp : insubstantial, wispy …   Useful english dictionary

  • will-o'-the-wispish — will o the wisp·ish …   English syllables

  • will-o'-the-wispish — adjective see will o the wisp …   Useful english dictionary

  • will-o'-the-wisp — willo the wispish; esp. Brit., willo the wispy, adj. /wil euh dheuh wisp /, n. 1. See ignis fatuus (def. 1). 2. anything that deludes or misleads by luring on. [1600 10; orig. Will (i.e., William) with the wisp; see WISP] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 — /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

  • wisp|ish — «WIHS pihsh», adjective. of the nature of or resembling a wisp; somewhat wispy: »white, wispish clouds …   Useful english dictionary

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