wispy

[ UK /wˈɪspi/ ]
[ US /ˈwɪspi/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. lacking clarity or distinctness
    a dim figure in the distance
    only a faint recollection
    shadowy figures in the gloom
    a few wispy memories of childhood
    saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
  2. thin and weak
    a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet
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How To Use wispy In A Sentence

  • Appearance: bubblier than Perkuno's Hammer; a deep mahogany with substantial, but wispy tan head Archive 2008-02-01
  • He's maybe late forties, early fifties, bookish, greying, bespectacled, wispy - perhaps an academic.
  • Watching it, it's got all the fun of a murder mystery musical, but the undercurrent of aggression never lets it slip into the realm of a wispy bagatelle.
  • On Jan. 12-13, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory researcher and 11 other scientists will meet at the National AeroSpace Training and Research Center near Philadelphia, where they'll learn to work and conduct experiments in the wispy upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere known as suborbital space. Newswise: Latest News
  • He was for all practical purposes bald, with just a ring of white, wispy hair circling his skull like an elderly monk's tonsure. BLACK EAGLES
  • The Romantic laureate is to be felt beyond the grave by the Victorians, and by their own poet, not in the wispy or whispering touch of his breathed words but in the abstract feelings generated from the written traces of their prophetic aura of aurality. Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian
  • Ruffs and britches disappeared long ago, and there isn't much to distinguish a Balinese from a Siamese today except a wispy fringe on the underbelly and a meek plume of a tail.
  • The Old Course wasn't built, it simply evolved, a combination of scrubby seaside turf, wispy grasses, prickly gorse and rolling dunes.
  • However, high, wispy cirrus clouds, that can have relatively large droplets, do not reflect solar light very effectively, but will almost completely reflect longwave infrared radiation. Aerosols
  • Her wispy gray hair was loose, hanging down her back like cobwebs, and her hands were folded in her lap.
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