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  • n. The state of being windy (in all meanings)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being windy or tempestuous.
  • n. Fullness of wind; flatulence.
  • n. Tendency to generate wind or gas; tendency to produce flatulence.
  • n. Tumor; puffiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being windy or tempestuous: as, the windiness of the weather or season.
  • n. Flatulence.
  • n. Tendency to generate wind (gas): as, the windiness of vegetables.
  • n. Tumor; puffiness; vanity; boastfulness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. boring verbosity
  • n. a mildly windy state of the air


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