What are airs?

  • (noun): Affected manners intended to impress others.
    Example: "Don't put on airs with me"
    Synonyms: pose

Famous quotes containing the word airs:

    On desperate seas long wont to roam,
    The hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
    Thy Naiad airs have brought me home
    To the glory that was Greece,
    And the grandeur that was Rome.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as others see us!
    It wad frae monie a blunder free us
    And foolish notion:
    What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us,
    And ev’n Devotion!
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    Only you women have to put these airs on
    To impress men. You’ve got us so ashamed
    Of being men we can’t look at a good fight
    Between two boys and not feel bound to stop it.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)