Search Result for "watery":
1. filled with water;
- Example: "watery soil"
2. wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears;
- Example: "wiped his reeking neck"
[syn: reeking, watery]
3. relating to or resembling or consisting of water;
- Example: "a watery substance"
- Example: "a watery color"
4. overly diluted; thin and insipid;
- Example: "washy coffee"
- Example: "watery milk"
- Example: "weak tea"
[syn: watery, washy, weak]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Watery \Wa"ter*y\, a. [AS. waeterig.] [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. Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as, watery humors. [1913 Webster] The oily and watery parts of the aliment. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence, abounding in thin, tasteless, or insipid fluid; tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
watery adj 1: filled with water; "watery soil" 2: wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears; "wiped his reeking neck" [syn: reeking, watery] 3: relating to or resembling or consisting of water; "a watery substance"; "a watery color" 4: overly diluted; thin and insipid; "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea" [syn: watery, washy, weak]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
171 Moby Thesaurus words for "watery": Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, airy, anemic, aquatic, aqueous, ascetic, attenuate, attenuated, austere, banal, bland, bloodless, boyish, changeable, dead, delicate, diaphanous, dilute, diluted, dwarfed, dwarfish, ethereal, excretory, exiguous, fade, fine, fine-drawn, finespun, flat, flavorless, flimsy, flowing, fluent, fluid, fluidal, fluidic, fluxible, fluxile, fluxional, fluxionary, frail, frugal, gauzy, girlish, gossamer, gracile, gruelly, halfhearted, hydrated, hydraulic, hydrous, impoverished, inane, indecisive, indifferent, infirm of purpose, infirm of will, insipid, insubstantial, irresolute, jejune, juicy, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, lacy, lean, light, limited, liquid, liquidy, meager, mean, mild, milk-and-water, milky, miserly, misty, mushy, namby-pamby, narrow, neutral, niggardly, pallid, paltry, papery, pappy, parsimonious, plashy, poor, pulpy, puny, rare, rarefied, rheumy, runny, salivant, salivary, salivous, sapless, sappy, savorless, scant, scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimpy, secretional, secretive, secretory, seminal, serous, sialagogic, skimp, skimpy, slender, slenderish, slight, slight-made, slim, slimmish, slinky, sloppy, small, spare, sparing, spermatic, spiceless, splashy, stale, starvation, stingy, stinted, straitened, stunted, subsistence, subtle, succulent, svelte, swashy, sylphlike, tasteless, tenuous, thin, thin-bodied, thin-set, thin-spun, thinnish, threadlike, unflavored, unnourishing, unnutritious, unsavory, vague, vapid, washy, wasp-waisted, watered, watered-down, watering, waterish, weak, willowy, wiredrawn, wishy-washy, wispy