gusty vs puffy what difference

what is difference between gusty and puffy

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌs.ti/

Etymology 1

From gust +‎ -y.

Adjective

gusty (comparative gustier, superlative gustiest)

  1. Of wind: blowing in gusts; blustery; tempestuous.
  2. (figuratively) Characterized by or occurring in instances of sudden strong expression.
  3. (figuratively) Bombastic, verbose.

Translations

Etymology 2

From Latin gustus (tasting)

Adjective

gusty (comparative gustier, superlative gustiest)

  1. With gusto

Derived terms

  • gustily
  • gustiness

Anagrams

  • gutsy

Lower Sorbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *gǫstъ (dense). Cognate with Upper Sorbian husty, Polish gęsty, Czech hustý, Serbo-Croatian gȗst, and Russian густо́й (gustój)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡustɨ/

Adjective

gusty (comparative gusćejšy, superlative nejgusćejšy, adverb gusto)

  1. thick, dense

Declension

Further reading

  • Arnošt Muka (1921, 1928), “gusty”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German, Russian), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted (in German)Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
  • gusty in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.


English

Etymology

From puff +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʌfi/
  • Rhymes: -ʌfi

Adjective

puffy (comparative puffier, superlative puffiest)

  1. Swollen or inflated in shape, as if filled with air; pillow-like.
  2. Coming or exhaling in puffs.
  3. Speaking or writing in an exaggeratedly eloquent and self-important manner.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 20:
      There has been much puffy stuff written about whether Lyell’s uniformitarianism permitted variations in intensity of causes, or whether he applied his logic in a consistent way, and whether he assumed indefinite stretches of geological time.

Derived terms

  • foofy
  • poofy

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