adjective Date: 1542 somewhat watery • waterishness noun

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  • Waterish — Wa ter*ish, a. [AS. w[ae]terisc.] 1. Resembling water; thin; watery. [1913 Webster] Feed upon such nice and waterish diet. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Somewhat watery; moist; as, waterish land. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waterish — [wôt′ər ish] adj. WATERY …   English World dictionary

  • waterish — waterishly, adv. waterishness, n. /waw teuhr ish, wot euhr /, adj. somewhat, or tending to be, watery. [1520 30; WATER + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • waterish — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lower than normal in strength or concentration due to admixture: dilute, thin, washy, watered down, watery, weak. See STRONG. 2. Being weak in quality or substance: anemic, bloodless, pale, pallid, watery. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • waterish — a. 1. Aqueous, moist, wet, watery. 2. Thin, diluted, weak, like water, watery …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • waterish — wa·ter·ish …   English syllables

  • waterish — wa•ter•ish [[t]ˈwɔ tər ɪʃ, ˈwɒt ər [/t]] adj. somewhat, or tending to be, watery • Etymology: 1520–30 wa′ter•ish•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • waterish — /ˈwɔtərɪʃ/ (say wawtuhrish) adjective watery. {water + ish1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • waterish — …   Useful english dictionary

  • watery — 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*,… …   English dictionary for students

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