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adj. wind·i·er, wind·i·est
1. Characterized by or abounding in wind: a windy night.
2. Open to the wind; unsheltered: a windy terrace.
3. Resembling the wind in speed, force, or variability: a windy dash homeward.
a. Lacking substance; empty: windy promises.
b. Given to or characterized by wearisome verbosity: a windy speaker.
5. Flatulent.

wind′i·ly adv.
wind′i·ness n.
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Adv.1.windily - in a verbose mannerwindily - in a verbose manner; "she explained her ideas verbosely"
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References in classic literature ?
You have talked windily about the royal races and the heritage of the earth, and we can only reply that that remains to be seen.
The crank-connecting-rod mechanism has been windily studied with the objective of increasing the engine performance.
More importantly, what about those who had left their homes weeks ago when speculations about the impending operation had begun swirling in the area windily? How the monetary relief packages announced now would be made available to those early IDPs to benefit from?