- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. aqueous, aquatic, liquid; wet, dripping; thin, diluted.See water, fluidity.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. moist, damp, humid, soggy, sodden, wet, thin, colorless, washed, waterlike.Ant. dry*, parched, baked*.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.diluted, thin, watered-down, weak, washy, bland, mild, tasteless, flavorless, anemic.ANT.: strong, intense, undiluted, concentrated, condensedIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lower than normal in strength or concentration due to admixture: dilute, thin, washy, watered-down, waterish, weak. See STRONG. 2. Being weak in quality or substance: anemic, bloodless, pale, pallid, waterish. See STRONG. 3. Lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality: bland, innocuous, insipid, jejune, namby-pamby, vapid, washy, waterish. Informal: wishy-washy. See EXCITE, GOOD.
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Watery — Wa ter*y, a. [AS. w[ae]terig.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water. The watery god. Dryden. Fish within their watery residence. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful. [1913 Webster] 3.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
watery — [wôt′ərē] adj. 1. of or like water 2. containing or full of water; moist 3. thin; diluted [watery tea] 4. tearful; weeping 5. in or consisting of water [a watery grave] 6. weak; insipid … English World dictionary
watery — O.E. wæterig; see WATER (Cf. water) (n.1) + Y (Cf. y) (2) … Etymology dictionary
watery — [adj] liquid, diluted adulterated, anemic, aqueous, bloodless, colorless, damp, dilute, doused, flavorless, fluid, humid, insipid, marshy, moist, pale, runny, serous, sodden, soggy, tasteless, thin, washed, watered down, waterlike, water logged,… … New thesaurus
watery — ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of, containing, or resembling water. 2) (of food or drink) thin or tasteless as a result of containing too much water. 3) weak or pale … English terms dictionary
watery — waterily, adv. wateriness, n. /waw teuh ree, wot euh /, adj. 1. pertaining to or connected with water: watery Neptune. 2. full of or abounding in water, as soil or a region; soggy; boggy. 3. containing much or too much water: a watery paste; a… … Universalium
watery — [[t]wɔ͟ːtəri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is watery is weak or pale. A watery light began to show through the branches... Martha managed to produce a dim, watery smile. Syn: feeble 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you… … English dictionary
watery — wa|ter|y [ˈwo:təri US ˈwo: , ˈwa: ] adj 1.) full of water or relating to water ▪ Her eyes were red and watery from crying. ▪ Snakes lay eggs in a watery environment. 2.) very weak or pale ▪ a watery sun ▪ She gave him a watery smile . 3.) watery… … Dictionary of contemporary English
watery — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. consisting of, filled with, or surrounded by water b. containing, sodden with, or yielding water or a thin liquid < a watery solution > < watery vesicles > 2. a. resembling water or watery matter… … New Collegiate Dictionary
watery — adjective 1 weak and pale in colour: a watery sun 2 full of water: a watery fluid 3 related to water: Watery gurgles came from the tank. 4 watery food or drink contains too much water and does not taste good: watery soup 5 a watery grave literary … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
watery — /ˈwɔtəri / (say wawtuhree) adjective 1. relating to or connected with water: watery Neptune. 2. characterised by a lot of water, as soil, a region, etc. 3. containing much or too much water. 4. soft or soggy as a result of too much water or… … Australian English dictionary