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watery

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of watery

  1. 1 containing, covered with, or thoroughly penetrated by water <the soft, watery earth of the marshland> Synonyms awash, bathed, bedraggled, doused (also dowsed), drenched, dripping, logged, saturate, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, sopping, soppy, soused, washed, watered, waterlogged, water-soaked, wetRelated Words deluged, drowned, flooded, inundated, overflowed; submerged, swamped; hydrated; dipped, dunked, splashed; aqueous; steeped; flushed, irrigated, laved, rinsed, sluiced; clammy, damp, dampish, dank, humid, moist, semimoist, wettish; boggy, miry, seepy, sloppy, squashyNear Antonyms bone-dry, hyperarid, ultradry; waterproof, water-repellent, water-resistant, watertight; baked, dehydrated, freeze-dried; droughty, parched, sere (also sear), sunbaked, thirsty; wrungAntonyms arid, dry, unwatered, waterless

  2. 2 having an overly soft liquid consistency <watery oatmeal> Synonyms soupy, runnyRelated Words flowing, fluent, fluid, liquefied; dilute, diluted, thin, thinned, watered-down, weak, weakened; sloshy, slushy, soggy, waterlogged, wetNear Antonyms ropy (also ropey), syrupy, viscid, viscous; creamy, heavy, thick, thickened, thickish; gelatinous, gluey, glutinous, gooey, gummy, sticky

  3. 3 not containing very much of some important element <a watery lemonade> Synonyms dilute, diluted, thin, thinned, washy, weak, weakenedRelated Words adulterated, watered-downNear Antonyms enriched, fortified; concentrated, condensed, evaporatedAntonyms full-bodied, rich, strong

  4. 4 lacking in qualities that make for spirit and character <political correctness has resulted in a lot of history books being written in very watery prose> Synonyms banal, flat, insipid, milk-and-water, namby-pamby, wishy-washyRelated Words unexciting, uninspiring, unrewarding; bland, boring, drab, dreary, dry, dull, heavy, humdrum, jading, leaden, lifeless, monotonous, pedestrian, ponderous, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, vapid, wearisome, weary, wearying; inane; innocuous, inoffensive; mild, soft, subdued, tame, weak; common, commonplace, ordinary, stale, unexceptionalNear Antonyms piquant, poignant, pungent, racy, spicy; meaty, substantial; entertaining, exciting, galvanizing, inspiring, invigorating, thrilling




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