Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being watery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being watery; moisture; humidity.

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  • noun the state of being watery

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water
  • noun the property of resembling the viscosity of water
  • noun meagerness or poorness connoted by a superfluity of water (in a literary style as well as in a food)

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Examples

  • But the fatal defects of the poetry then produced was triviality and the "wateriness" of its style.

    The Youth of Goethe

  • The faster the brewing method, the finer the grind, and vice versa, in order to extract just the desirable "heart" of the coffee without wateriness (too coarse a grind) or bitterness (too fine a grind and/or too little coffee).

    Buying and brewing good coffee in Mexico

  • The faster the brewing method, the finer the grind, and vice versa, in order to extract just the desirable "heart" of the coffee without wateriness (too coarse a grind) or bitterness (too fine a grind and/or too little coffee).

    Buying and brewing good coffee in Mexico

  • He was now thirty-six years of age, but because of his excess weight and the wateriness of his eyes, the discolouration of his teeth, and the blotchiness of his puttylike skin, he seemed older.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • I'll let Joe explain the really interesting thing:It's become conventional wisdom in the U.S. that brewers should decrease the wateriness of session beers by mashing mixing the grain and water at higher temperatures.

    Ramblings That Aren't So Random

  • I'll let Joe explain the really interesting thing:It's become conventional wisdom in the U.S. that brewers should decrease the wateriness of session beers by mashing mixing the grain and water at higher temperatures.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • He was now thirty-six years of age, but because of his excess weight and the wateriness of his eyes, the discolouration of his teeth, and the blotchiness of his puttylike skin, he seemed older.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • That wateriness is what evokes an image of lotus and lily, what gives the scent its transluscency and what contrasts so beautifully with the darkness of incense.

    Lotus Blossom & Water Lily and Dark Amber & Ginger Lily: The Kohdo Wood Collection by Jo Malone

  • He was now thirty-six years of age, but because of his excess weight and the wateriness of his eyes, the discolouration of his teeth, and the blotchiness of his puttylike skin, he seemed older.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • He was now thirty-six years of age, but because of his excess weight and the wateriness of his eyes, the discolouration of his teeth, and the blotchiness of his puttylike skin, he seemed older.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

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