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adj. draft·i·er, draft·i·est
Having or exposed to drafts of air.

draft′i·ly adv.
draft′i·ness n.


adj, draftier or draftiest
the usual US spelling of draughty
ˈdraftily adv
ˈdraftiness n


(ˈdræf ti, ˈdrɑf-)

adj. draft•i•er, draft•i•est.
characterized by or admitting unwanted or uncomfortable currents of air.
draft′i•ly, adv.
draft′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drafty - not airtight
leaky - permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases ; "a leaky roof"; "a leaky defense system"
References in classic literature ?
And he bought another piano and put the white mice back in it--because they said the bureau-drawer was drafty.
Rollins' home, specifically her windows, which were drafty and outdated.
Meanwhile, he lives in his daughters drafty caravan, looking forward to a spring rebuilding.
A fun rhyme drives the account of sunburned mermaids, drafty lion caves, and the biggest challenge of all in a sick king who may have an unsolvable illness.
This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
These rooftops are often rented out by the owners of the floor below, but despite their cheap price, they are considered undesirable as they are sweltering in the summer, drafty in the winter, and are replete with fire hazards.
Discussing drafty national water policy, the chief minister said that he would accept the new policy if observations of the provincial government are incorporated.
The building is drafty, so the fire would restart as air flowed through the corners, crevices and cracks, he said.
DTE encourages customers to take proactive measures to reduce their natural gas usage by installing programmable thermostats, increasing insulation and weatherproofing drafty air leaks to stay warm and comfortable this winter.
Today's fashion stores are full of them, and young ladies parade proudly in them even though they must be drafty in chill weather.
In drafty period homes, at good insulator is especially important both for comfort and keeping the bills down.
7 windows Upgrade or replace any drafty old windows with double or triple glazing.