windy
I. adjective (windier; -est) Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) windswept <
a windy coast
>
(2) marked by strong wind or by more wind than usual <
a windy day
>
b. violent, stormy 2. flatulent 1 <
a windy bellyache
>
3. a. verbose, bombastic <
a windy politician
>
b. lacking substance ; empty <
windy promises
>
windily adverbwindiness noun II. adjective (windier; -est) Date: 1871 winding <
a windy path
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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