breezy

[bree-zee]
adjective, breezier, breeziest.
1.
abounding in breezes; windy.
2.
fresh; sprightly: His breezy manner was half his charm.

Origin:
1710–20; breeze1 + -y1

breezily, adverb
breeziness, noun
unbreezy, adjective


2. carefree, lighthearted, buoyant, lively, jaunty, easygoing.
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breezy (ˈbriːzɪ)
 
adj , breezier, breeziest
1.  fresh; windy: a breezy afternoon
2.  casual or carefree; lively; light-hearted: her breezy nature
3.  lacking substance; light: a breezy conversation
 
'breezily
 
adv
 
'breeziness
 
n

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breezy
1718, from breeze + -y (2). Figurative sense "fresh, easygoing, light, airy" is from 1870.
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Example sentences
Your phrasing, with its breezy imprecision, will have had exactly the opposite
  effect you intended.
Sounded upon the stairs and the floor of the breezy veranda.
He was indefatigable, breezy, and deliberately indiscreet.
But the breezy profile was plainly irrelevant that week.
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