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gusty1

[guhs-tee] /ˈgʌs ti/
adjective, gustier, gustiest.
1.
blowing or coming in gusts, as wind, rain, or storms.
2.
affected or marked by gusts of wind, rain, etc.:
a gusty day.
3.
occurring or characterized by sudden bursts or outbursts, as sound or laughter.
4.
full of meaningless, pretentious talk:
gusty speechmaking.
5.
vigorous; hearty; zestful:
a gusty woman.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; gust1 + -y1; def. 5 perhaps gust(o) + -y1
Related forms
gustily, adverb
gustiness, noun

gusty2

[guhs-tee, goo s-tee] /ˈgʌs ti, ˈgʊs ti/
adjective, gustier, gustiest. Chiefly Scot.
1.
tasty; savory; appetizing.
Origin
1715-25; gust2 + -y1
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  • But the economic headwinds are gusty, particularly for non-life activity.
  • Unfortunately the prototype was severely damaged trying to land in gusty conditions and the project was abandoned.
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  • The delicate little people must have heard me hammering in gusty outbreaks a mile away on either hand, but nothing came of it.
  • These gusty winds can change direction quickly, sending flames racing into new areas.
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  • Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds in the evening.
  • Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds after midnight.
  • About the time of the incident the decedent sent his crew down when the wind became gusty, while remaining to secure materials.
British Dictionary definitions for gusty

gusty

/ˈɡʌstɪ/
adjective gustier, gustiest
1.
blowing or occurring in gusts or characterized by blustery weather: a gusty wind
2.
given to sudden outbursts, as of emotion or temperament
Derived Forms
gustily, adverb
gustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gusty
adj.

c.1600, from gust + -y (2). Related: Gustily; gustiness.

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