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adjective (NOT SERIOUS)    /ˈeə.ri/ US  /ˈer.i/
showing no worry or serious thought: "I don't care - you choose," he said, with an airy wave of the hand.Not showing careful thought airily     /ˈeə.rɪ.li/ US  /ˈer-/ adverb "He can do what he likes - it doesn't bother me," she said airily.Not showing careful thought airiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] approving
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