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Synonyms for waterish

lower than normal in strength or concentration due to admixture

being weak in quality or substance

lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality

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Dyma'r 'Vertues' yn l yr Herbal: "the leaves laid in steepe in water for a day and a nights space, helpe sore and smarting waterish eies, if they be bathed and washed with the water wherein they have beene infused.
And all the broken kisses salt as brine That shuddering lips make moist with waterish wine.
15 svocitem (vicomtes) 5 iec (ice) 121 lnewgda (wangled), owl, nicer, fie, wet, age, med) 9 tiecrna (certain) 11 ittiecrna (intricate) 156 eprslud (slurped, lowed, crepitation, fried, wites, gavel, odeum, bayed) 149 rsuatni (nutrias, growled, petrifactions, figured, waiters, voltage, eudemon, beadily) 6 nuh (hun) 10 aby (bay, la) 15 re (re, glowered) 35 hm (hm, waterish, megavolt) 16 ro (or, diablery) 1725 oneznuhxabyxpoe (oxyphenbutazone, prettifications, xu) Total 2275
In discussing the possibility of conceptual analyses of terms like `water', Block and Stalnaker spend a considerable amount of time discussing the possibility of analyzing this term as something like `the waterish stuff around here', where `waterish' abbreviates a cluster of descriptions of familiar macroscopic properties of water (such as clarity, liquidity, drinkability, and so on).
Not vapid, waterish amusements, but good strong stuff; dealing in round abuse and blackguard names; pulling off the roofs of private houses, as the Halting Devil did in Spain; pimping and pandering for all degrees of vicious taste.