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adj. roil·i·er, roil·i·est
1. Full of sediment; muddy or cloudy.
2. Turbulent; agitated.
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adj, roilier or roiliest
rare cloudy or muddy
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(ˈrɔɪ li)

adj. roil•i•er, roil•i•est.
1. turbid; muddy.
2. turbulent.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.roily - (of a liquid) agitated vigorouslyroily - (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence; "the river's roiling current"; "turbulent rapids"
agitated - physically disturbed or set in motion; "the agitated mixture foamed and bubbled"
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1. Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended:
2. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms:
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Then flow away, my sweety sap, And I will make you boily; Nor catch a wood man’s hasty nap, For fear you should get roily. The maple-tree's a precious one,
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