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Dictionary Definition

airs n : affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me" [syn: pose]

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  1. Plural of air
  2. An affected manner intended to impress others.

Related terms


  1. third-person singular of air



  1. Plural of air

Extensive Definition

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) is an instrument on the Earth Observing System Aqua satellite, launched in May 2002. It samples 2378 channels of infrared radiation from the Earth, and can produce maps of the globe showing the concentration of a number of gases in the atmosphere, among them water vapor, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and methane.
airs in Italian: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

affectation, affectedness, airs and graces, arrogance, artificiality, clannishness, cliquishness, contempt, contemptuousness, contumely, despite, disdain, disdainfulness, disparagement, exclusiveness, facade, false front, false show, feigned belief, front, hauteur, highfaluting ways, hypocrisy, image, insincerity, insult, lofty airs, mannerism, mere show, pretense, pretension, pretensions, prunes and prisms, public image, put-on, putting on airs, ridicule, scorn, scornfulness, sham, show, side, sniffiness, snobbishness, snootiness, snottiness, sovereign contempt, stylishness, superciliousness, swank, toploftiness, unnaturalness, vain pretensions, vaporing
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