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adj. breez·i·er, breez·i·est
1. Exposed to breezes; windy.
2. Fresh and animated; lively: a breezy prose style.

breez′i·ly adv.
breez′i·ness n.
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Noun1.breeziness - a mildly windy state of the air
storminess - the state of being stormy; "he dreaded the storminess of the North Atlantic in winter"
2.breeziness - a breezy liveliness; "a delightful breeziness of manner"
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
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n (fig)frisch-fröhliche Art
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References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless his usual breeziness of manner had not altogether deserted him.
Inevitably, therefore, he is careless and slipshod, but some of his portrayals of sturdy English men and women and of romantic adventure (as in 'The Fair Maid of the West') are of refreshing naturalness and breeziness. Thomas Middleton, also a very prolific writer, often deals, like Jonson and Heywood, with sordid material.
'Halloa, Claire darling!' said Lord Dawlish, with a sort of sheepish breeziness. 'Here you are.'
Elizabeth Peters' first mystery in this long-running series is a total romp, with an old Hollywood breeziness and a spiky feminist energy.
In the end, neither her bright yellow jacket, nor her forced breeziness was enough to provide an "I agree with Nick" moment.
FLORAL DANCE House plants are enjoying a massive resurgence, with homeowners not just loving the botanical breeziness they bring to the home but their calming powers.
He brings a breeziness to the character and you feel, at once, charmed, even if you don't want to be.
The breeziness of management's comments makes us wonder how much focus will be placed on the hard spadework of loss ratio improvement vs.
(113) Lewis's tone in this passage, written before his own marriage, asserts this "natural" order with an off-the-cuff, dismissive breeziness that strikes hard on twenty-first century ears.
"The mildness and the breeziness of today is a sign of things to come because we do have tropical air moving up over Ireland.
This suggests that the organisers of the show associate certain 'breeziness' with the exhibition.