Definition of gusty in English:



  • 1Characterized by or blowing in gusts.

    ‘gusty winds’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The heavy downpours, which began around 4 am yesterday, were accompanied by gusty winds, thunder and lightning.’
    • ‘Yesterday it was gusty, today it blew all the time.’
    • ‘So watch for those gusty winds and some heavy downpours as well.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Category 3 hurricane blew ashore near San Fernando, Mexico, bringing heavy wind and gusty winds to south Texas.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Except when I was there the mistral - a heavy, gusty wind - blew five days running.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The wind was gusty yesterday, kicking up a lot of dust.’
    • ‘The month got off to a cold and gusty start as strong winds battered the Swindon area.’
    • ‘Friday night's gusty winds blew on through Saturday and matured into a full-blown storm as Britain slept last night - or rather, as Britain tried to sleep.’
    • ‘Late on the morning of 8 February 1983 a strong, but dry, cold front began crossing Victoria, preceded by hot, gusty northerly winds.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Strong gusty winds made for exciting racing in the third race of the Killington Sailing Association's winter series.’
    • ‘Accuracy testing was complicated by the heavy trigger pull, substantial recoil and a strong, gusty wind blowing from right to left.’
    • ‘The wind on the ground was gusty and blowing in excess of 25 mph.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Namibian coast experienced abnormally cold weather conditions the past three months with strong winds, gusty seas and out of season thunderstorms over the central and southern coast.’
    blustery, breezy, windy, squally, gusting, blustering
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  • 2Having or showing gusto.

    ‘gusty female vocals’
    • ‘To allow critical comments from listeners and Negus on the ABC this morning was a good gusty move by Catterns.’