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  • adj. Consisting of or resembling a wisp; like a slender, flexible strand or bundle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a wisp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. thin and weak
  • adj. lacking clarity or distinctness


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  • They remain wispy, uncertain figures in a novel that inevitably leads us to seek more definition, more certainty.

    Point of View in Fiction

  • With the main business completed, he asked me if I wanted him to take care of the short hairs, and assuming he was referring to the wispy ones on the back of the neck, said yes.

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  • My heart bangs against my rib cage, my mouth goes dirt dry, and my breath comes in short, wispy gasps.


  • Restaurant regulars have been identified as wispy-eyed figures who live just around the block, but these indolent customers cannot be said to have truly traveled.

    Edward Champion's Reluctant Habits

  • The river had deposited me under a willow tree laden with some kind of wispy moss.

    Fatal Circle

  • She was of the kind that Alison thought of as "wispy" 'soft, blond hair going to gray, styled in a fashionable chignon, soft, gray-blue linen walking suit, slight figure, doll-pretty face with soft blue eyes.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • Apparently under this name there are several tribes inhabiting lands of various elevations; some are coloured café au lait, as if born in a high and healthy region; others are almost jet black with the hair frightfully "wispy," like a mop.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2

  • She looked to Angie for confirmation, and Angie smiled, if such you could call the wispy line on Angie’s now translucent face.

    The Welkening

  • The first time 'wispy' and Clint Eastwood have ever been used in the same sentence. - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Cursive maybe but not the kind of wispy cursive that implies I'm "a ditz that just wanted a random sexy tattoo and this fit the bill".

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