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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Watery; diluted: washy tea.
  • adj. Lacking strength or intensity: a washy handshake; washy prose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Watery; damp; soft.
  • adj. Lacking substance or strength; weak; thin; dilute; feeble.
  • adj. Not firm or hardy; liable to sweat profusely with labour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Watery; damp; soft.
  • adj. Lacking substance or strength; weak; thin; dilute; feeble.
  • adj. Not firm or hardy; liable to sweat profusely with labor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Watery; damp; moist; soft: as, “the washy ooze,”
  • Too much diluted; weak; thin: as, washy tea.
  • Hence Wanting in solidity, substantial ness, strength, stamina, or the like; feeble; worthless.

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

  • adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color
  • adj. overly diluted; thin and insipid

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