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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.
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adj, draftier or draftiest
the usual US spelling of draughty
ˈdraftily adv
ˈdraftiness n
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(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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drafty - not airtight
leaky - permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases ; "a leaky roof"; "a leaky defense system"
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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.
It was old and drafty and didn't have a roof: One visitor seemed to think the castle would benefit from central heating...
This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
Rollins' home, specifically her windows, which were drafty and outdated.
The Baltimore schools suffer aging and bursting pipes and boilers, poor insulation, and drafty windows.
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.
Much of this illegal construction in Taiwan takes the form of illegal rooftop additions Jerry-rigged from scrap materials placed precariously on top of a four story building to make a flimsy "fifth floor." 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.
Today's fashion stores are full of them, and young ladies parade proudly in them even though they must be drafty in chill weather.