What does washy mean?

Definitions for washy
ˈwɒʃ i, ˈwɔ ʃiwashy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. watery, washy, weakadjective

    overly diluted; thin and insipid

    "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"

  2. bleached, faded, washed-out, washyadjective

    having lost freshness or brilliance of color

    "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"


  1. washyadjective

    Watery; damp; soft.

  2. washyadjective

    Lacking substance or strength; weak; thin; dilute; feeble.

  3. washyadjective

    Not firm or hardy; liable to sweat profusely with labour.

    a washy horse

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Washyadjective

    Etymology: from wash.

    On the washy ouze deep channels wore,
    Easy, ere God had bid the ground be dry. John Milton.

    A polish of clearness, evenly and smoothly spread, not over-thin and washy, but of a pretty solid consistence. Henry Wotton.


  1. washy

    Washy is an adjective that usually refers to something lacking strength, diluted, weak in color or tone, or lacking in substance, depth, or vigor. It may also describe something as pale or thin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Washyadjective

    watery; damp; soft

  2. Washyadjective

    lacking substance or strength; weak; thin; dilute; feeble; as, washy tea; washy resolutions

  3. Washyadjective

    not firm or hardy; liable to sweat profusely with labor; as, a washy horse

  4. Etymology: [From Wash.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of washy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of washy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of washy in a Sentence

  1. Charlotte Bronte:

    Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.

  2. Linda Vaughey:

    I don't like the millionaire because he's just wishy washy. He wants either to be governor or he wants to be this or wants to be that. He doesn't know what he wants. He just wants something. his strengths are in his background, his ability to problem solve.

  3. Denise Campbell Mays:

    Times Out...for a bunch of wishy-washy saints! Stand Up! And Remain Firm In The Perfect Word Of God.

  4. Casie Copeland:

    If the parties are told if you make this agreement, this report gets shelved forever, then this is an actual incentive, but ... it's all very wishy washy and no one is clear. The way it's been used so far has been rather clumsy.

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    (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise
    • A. sousing
    • B. urus
    • C. defilement
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