from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Exhibiting extravagant or visionary opinions.
- adj. Conspicuous or striking; showy.
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- adj. Having strong views or opinions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having peculiar views; fanciful; visionary; unpractical.
- adj. Spectacular; pleasing to the eye or the imagination.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Holding, or prone to hold, peculiar views: given to views or schemes that are speculative rather than practical; holding the notions of a doctrinaire; visionary.
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After this, for those who are going to write at all, comes the "viewy" stage, and this is full of interest.
After a time, however, they began to think that he was what they called too "viewy," too much inclined to paradox, too wild.
That is, he was "viewy," in a bad sense of the word.
a soldier and a diplomat, hence his genius, even in its extremes of mirth has balance and health, remoteness and neutrality -- it is never bitter, and never in the least "viewy".
Edinburgh, 1894-9), a very clever and rather "viewy" work; LOOFS, Leitfaden zum Studium der D.G. (Halle, 1889; 3rd ed.,
Circumstances had enabled him to frequent a few studios, and his first letter to me from that city had been rather technical and "viewy."
After a time, however, they began to think that he was what they called too “viewy,” too much inclined to paradox, too wild.
Pitt therefore based his hopes on the statesmanlike policy of the Czar, who in that month despatched to London one of his confidants, a clever but viewy young man, of frank and engaging manners, Count Novossiltzoff.
Some fine speech you were pondering, some knotty question, some viewy doctrine -
Such virtues in daret combine I While the dwtk it in viewy Our joys are ftill new.