washy


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wash·y

 (wŏsh′ē, wô′shē)
adj. wash·i·er, wash·i·est
1. Pale in color; washed-out.
2. Watery; diluted: washy tea.
3. Lacking strength or resolution: "I must be a weak, washy, evil thing who could not possibly make up his mind" (Theodore Dreiser).

wash′i·ness n.

washy

(ˈwɒʃɪ)
adj, washier or washiest
1. overdiluted, watery, or weak
2. lacking intensity or strength
ˈwashily adv
ˈwashiness n

wash•y

(ˈwɒʃ i, ˈwɔ ʃi)

adj. wash•i•er, wash•i•est.
1. diluted too much; weak: washy coffee.
2. pale, thin, or weak, as if from excessive dilution; pallid: washy coloring.
[1560–70]
wash′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.washy - overly dilutedwashy - overly diluted; thin and insipid; "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"
dilute, diluted - reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid"
2.washy - having lost freshness or brilliance of colorwashy - having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful

washy

adjective
1. Lower than normal in strength or concentration due to admixture:
2. Lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality:
Informal: wishy-washy.
Translations

washy

[ˈwɒʃɪ] ADJ (of food, drink) → aguado

washy

References in classic literature ?
Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
His pale, wishy- washy eyes were swimming like lazy summer seas, though what blissful visions they beheld were beyond my imagination.
The Inexhaustible being produced, staring, and evidently intending a weak and washy smile shortly, no sooner beheld her, than it was stricken spasmodic and inconsolable.
Piecemeal, sporadic investigations were followed up by wishy washy letters suggesting at one time there might be a problem and at another time there was probably nothing much to worry about.
Right, Mayor Judith Clarke with Wishy Washy from Aladdin and Father Christmas
More like the wishy washy poxy boxy," y sneered his lordship.
Deputy boss of Cotton Tails day nursery in Northfield, Beth played Wishy Washy in the group's version of Aladdin, staged at Cornbrow Hall, Halesowen.
Abanazar is joined by John Evans as Aladdin's cheeky brother Wishy Washy, Nigel Ellacott as Widow Twankey and Rebecca Parket as Scherazade.
The tracks are "Make New Friends", "Nursery Rhyme Dance", "Boom Chicka Boom", "I Love the Mountains", "Be Kind to Your Web Footed Friends", "Fred the Moose", "Ain't it Great to be Crazy", "Day O'Time to Go Home", "Go Bananas", "Wishy Washy Washer Woman", "Baby Shark", "Fill Your Bucket", "Rockin' My Hips", "Stone Soup", and "We Got the Whole World".
In fact, there isn't another country who would do that which speaks volumes for our pathetic, wishy washy, hand-wringing politicians.
Murphy paints these mostly small images with a kind of washy and monochromatic indifference that purposefully eschews things like meticulousness and verisimilitude for a brushy and detached casualness that can at first lull one into seeing these images as trivial.
Add a likeable Aladdin and silly side-kick Wishy Washy, a beautiful princess and a wise-cracking and sarcastic genie and you've got a great panto.