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Watery vs Waterly - What's the difference?

watery | waterly |

As adjectives the difference between watery and waterly

is that watery is wet, soggy or soaked with water while waterly is of or relating to water; aquatic.



Alternative forms

* waterish (rare)


  • Wet, soggy or soaked with water.
  • *
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  • 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





    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to water; aquatic.
  • *1981 , American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Technical papers of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping :
  • Firstly, a set of waterly elements which may not be able to assimilate to a simple thickness line. These objects have some certain width, for example, lakes, swamps, ponds, and so on.
  • *2007 , Geir Hasle, Knut-Andreas Lie, Ewald Quak, Geometric Modelling, Numerical Simulation, and Optimization :
  • Bottom or land boundaries constitute wall boundaries for waterly flow, while for air flow similar wall boundaries are represented by land/ground and sea surface.
  • Resembling water; waterlike; liquid; watery.
  • *1954 , Gunma Daigaku Igakubu, Gunma journal of medical sciences :
  • From the beginning of October the stool became waterly , and severe diarrhea occurred at the intervals of 30 minutes to 1 hour.