wispy


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wisp

 (wĭsp)
n.
1. A small bunch or bundle, as of straw, hair, or grass.
2.
a. One that is thin, frail, or slight: "a little wisp of a kid, ten years old" (William Lychack).
b. A thin or faint streak or fragment, as of smoke or clouds.
3. A fleeting trace or indication; a hint: a wisp of a smile.
4. A flock of birds, especially snipe.
v. wisped, wisp·ing, wisps
v.tr.
To twist into wisps or a wisp.
v.intr.
To drift in wisps: smoke wisping from chimneys.

[Middle English.]

wisp′i·ly adv.
wisp′i·ness (wĭs′pē-nĭs) n.
wisp′y adj.

wispy

(ˈwɪspɪ)
adj, wispier or wispiest
wisplike; delicate, faint, light, etc
ˈwispily adv
ˈwispiness n

wisp•y

(ˈwɪs pi)

also wisp′ish,



adj. wisp•i•er, wisp•i•est.
being a wisp or in wisps.
[1710–20]
wisp′i•ly, adv.
wisp′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wispy - thin and weak; "a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.wispy - lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"
indistinct - not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"

wispy

adjective
1. straggly, fine, thin, frail, wisplike Grey wispy hair straggled down to her shoulders.
Translations
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wispy

[ˈwɪspɪ] ADJ [hair] → ralo, fino; [cloud] → tenue

wispy

[ˈwɪspi] adj
[hair] → qui pousse en mèches éparses
[cloud] → fin(e)

wispy

adj (+er) grassdürr, fein; girlzerbrechlich, zart; wispy cloudsWolkenfetzen pl; wispy hairdünne Haarbüschel

wispy

[ˈwɪspɪ] adj (hair) → fine, sottile; (clouds) → vaporoso/a

wisp

(wisp) noun
thin strand. a wisp of hair; a wisp of smoke.
ˈwispy adjective
wispy hair.
References in classic literature ?
His hair was mangy, standing out in isolated patches of wispy grey.
His hair, a wispy, sandy yellow, seemed as dimmed and faded as his eyes.
I have always been convinced that Trump wore a wig, but this incident proved me wrong - that weird blond, wispy hairstyle is real.
All fittingly named after their hairstyles, the ladies Bouffant, Frizz, Curly, and Wispy and male Spike were brought in at three weeks old along with their mum Pip, to theRSPCA Middlesex North West branch.
Three volcanic earthquakes were recorded the last 24 hours on Bulusan, while wispy emissions of white steam were observed on Kanlaon, the DSWD said.
The styles, which can be worn all year long, include Soft and Dramatic, Naturally Lush, Wispy and Flared, Everyday Length, and Barely There.
WISPY "I only use it at two tournaments a year, this one and the Open Championship.
Cirrus clouds: These wispy clouds look wispy in part:because they're so high up, where there's very little water vapor to form into clouds.
His flowing locks, wispy beard and head band were the embodiment of the trademark revolutionary which further endeared him to his adoring fans.
He is described as white, between 5ft 2ins-5ft 5ins tall, with a scruffy wispy moustache.
What you don't want is stubble, which will happen if you shave off the wispy hair.
After a flawless trip to the International Space Station, Nasa's oldest shuttle swooped through a few wispy clouds on its way to its final touchdown.