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In a way that shows that one is not treating something as serious; casually.‘he was airily dismissive of the question’
lightly, breezily, flippantly, casually, nonchalantlyView synonyms
- ‘Or as he puts it, so airily, so insouciantly: ‘Don't fret, pet.’’
- ‘Mostly, they just drive. The tension in the story is acutely realised as the town grows in its awe of her ‘scandalous’ behaviour, an opinion she airily does nothing to dispel.’
- ‘‘I don't think it makes a lot of difference,’ said the governor airily.’
- ‘Sara asked airily as though the very idea were ridiculous.’
- ‘‘If I switch schools, they're going to have to keep me back a year anyway,’ he stated airily, though he didn't seem too happy about it.’
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