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wispy (adj.)

1717, from wisp + -y (2). Related: Wispiness.

updated on September 16, 2012

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Definitions of wispy from WordNet

wispy (adj.)
thin and weak; "a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson;
Synonyms: wisplike
wispy (adj.)
lacking clarity or distinctness;
a few wispy memories of childhood
Synonyms: dim / faint / shadowy / vague
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