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Related to flightily: ostentatious


adj. flight·i·er, flight·i·est
a. Given to capricious or unstable behavior.
b. Characterized by irresponsible or silly behavior.
2. Easily excited; skittish.

flight′i·ly adv.
flight′i·ness n.
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He made no attempt to rise when Richard entered, but waved his pipe flightily in the air, and gave a leer of welcome.
There, you little thing, I was only in fun,' dabbing her sister's forehead; 'but don't you be a silly puss, and don't you think flightily and eloquently about degenerate impossibilities.