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Watery vs Aqua - What's the difference?

watery | aqua |

As adjectives the difference between watery and aqua

is that watery is wet, soggy or soaked with water while aqua is of a greenish-blue colour.

As a noun aqua is

the compound water.



Alternative forms

* waterish (rare)


  • Wet, soggy or soaked with water.
  • *
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  • , author=Nancy Langston , title=The Fraught History of a Watery World , volume=101, issue=1, page=59 , magazine= citation , passage=European adventurers found themselves within a watery world, a tapestry of streams, channels, wetlands, lakes and lush riparian meadows enriched by floodwaters from the Mississippi River.}}
  • Diluted or having too much water.
  • (of light) Thin and pale therefore suggestive of water.
  • Weak and insipid.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=August 21 , author=Jason Heller , title=The Darkness: Hot Cakes (Music Review) , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=When the album succeeds, such as on the swaggering, Queen-esque “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us,” it does so on The Darkness’ own terms—that is, as a random ’80s-cliché generator. But with so many tired, lazy callbacks to its own threadbare catalog (including “Love Is Not The Answer,” a watery echo of the epic “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” from 2003’s Permission To Land''), ''Hot Cakes marks the point where The Darkness has stopped cannibalizing the golden age of stadium rock and simply started cannibalizing itself. And, despite Hawkins’ inveterate crotch-grabbing, there was never that much meat there to begin with. }}
  • Discharging water or similar substance as a result of disease etc.
  • Tearful.
  • Anagrams





  • (inorganic compound) The compound water.
  • A shade of colour, usually a mix of green and blue similar to the colour turquoise.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=June 27, author=Patricia Cohen, title=Employing Art Along With Ambassadors, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Ms. Rockburne, with help from a team of artists, is working on a gargantuan mural of deep blues, shimmering aquas and luminous gold leaf that is headed for the American Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica. }}


    (en adjective)
  • Of a greenish-blue colour.
  • Synonyms

    * (colour) aquamarine * (water) see

    Derived terms

    * aquabib * aquabis * aquabob * aquacade * aquacise * aquacrop * aquaculture * aquaculturist * aquadynamic * aquaerobics * aqualung * aquamarine * aquanaut * aquapasto * aquaphobia * aquaplane * aqueous * aquiculture * aquifer * aquitard * subaqua

    See also

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