Synonyms of air in English:

air


See definition of air

noun

1‘hundreds of birds hovered in the air’

SYNONYMS

sky, heavens, ether

atmosphere, aerosphere, airspace

2‘I was opening the windows to get some air into the room’

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breeze, draught, wind

breath of air, gust of air, flurry of air, waft of air, puff of wind, whiff of air, blast of air

3‘he upended his glass with an air of defiance’

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expression, appearance, look, impression, aspect, manner, bearing, mien, countenance

mood, quality, ambience, aura, feeling, flavour, tone

informal vibe

4‘he'd no patience with women putting on airs’

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affectations, pretension, pretentiousness, affectedness, posing, posturing, pretence

self-importance, superiority, condescension, ostentation, snobbery, superciliousness, pomposity, arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, pride, conceit, airs and graces

informal swank, snootiness, uppishness, side

"airs"

5‘a traditional Scottish air’

SYNONYMS

tune, melody, song, theme, strain, refrain, piece, aria

literary lay


verb

1‘this is a chance for you to air your views’

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express, voice, make public, vent, ventilate, articulate, state, declare, give expression to, give voice to

make known, publicize, publish, disseminate, circulate, communicate, spread, promulgate, broadcast

reveal, announce, proclaim, divulge, submit, raise, moot, propose

discuss, debate

have one's say

2‘the windows were opened regularly to air the room’

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ventilate, aerate, freshen, refresh, cool, air-condition

3‘the film was aired nationwide’

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broadcast, transmit, beam, put out, send out, televise, show, telecast, relay, put on the air, put on the airwaves, disseminate

informal screen


Phrases

    in the air

      ‘lots of exciting things are in the air here’

      SYNONYMS

      going on, happening, afoot, around, about, abroad, circulating, current, stirring, in circulation, at large, going about, in the wind

      brewing, looming, on the way, in the offing, on the horizon

      informal

      on the go, doing the rounds, on the cards, in the pipeline

      literary

      astir

      air
    up in the air

      ‘it's still up in the air whether he is going to join us’

      SYNONYMS

      uncertain, unknown, undetermined, unsettled, unresolved, unsure, pending, in the balance, in limbo, in no man's land, debatable, open to question, in doubt

      informal

      dicey, hairy, iffy

      British informal

      dodgy

      ANTONYMS

      certain, settled