Adjective "gusty" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Characterized by or blowing in gusts.
  1. 'The winds are notoriously gusty and unpredictable on Uluru, and the local helicopter services provide us with continual updates so that we can make quality assessments.'
  2. 'Ten long months of organisation have gone into the three-day festival and there was disappointment when Saturday's gusty winds forced the big parade inside.'
  3. 'Tudor felt that being the lightest of the four finalists was more of a disadvantage if anything, given the gusty off-shore wind that was blowing.'
  4. 'By studying clouds you can often tell which direction the winds at that particular level are blowing from and you can tell whether they are gusty or steady winds.'
  5. 'The Category 3 hurricane blew ashore near San Fernando, Mexico, bringing heavy wind and gusty winds to south Texas.'
  6. 'As summer fades into memory and gusty autumn winds dissuade all but the keenest from picking up a racket, why not improve your game in warmer climes?'
  7. 'Late on the morning of 8 February 1983 a strong, but dry, cold front began crossing Victoria, preceded by hot, gusty northerly winds.'
  8. 'It is a video of an empty plastic bag dancing in the street, blown here and there by the gusty winds of an approaching storm.'
  9. 'The month got off to a cold and gusty start as strong winds battered the Swindon area.'
  10. 'On one occasion in early September, I witnessed drooping of the leaves when a sudden summer shower with gusty winds and a brief, but heavy downpour occurred.'
Having or showing gusto.
  1. 'To allow critical comments from listeners and Negus on the ABC this morning was a good gusty move by Catterns.'


1. blowing or coming in gusts, as wind, rain, or storms.

2. affected or marked by gusts of wind, rain, etc.: a gusty day.

3. occurring or characterized by sudden bursts or outbursts, as sound or laughter.

4. full of meaningless, pretentious talk: gusty speechmaking.

5. vigorous; hearty; zestful: a gusty woman.

More examples(as adjective)

"winds can be gusty."

"conditions can be gusty."

"breezes can be gusty."

"trees can be gusty."

"weathers can be gusty."

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