[waw-tuh-ree-nis, wot-uh-]


the state or condition of being watery or diluted.

Nearby words

  1. watergate,
  2. waterglass painting,
  3. waterhead,
  4. waterhouse,
  5. waterhouse-friderichsen syndrome,
  6. watering,
  7. watering can,
  8. watering hole,
  9. watering place,
  10. watering pot

Origin of wateriness

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at watery, -ness

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for wateriness

  • His tone was so dejected that I felt a sinking at my heart, a scratchiness in my nose and a wateriness in my eyes.

    The Belovd Vagabond|William J. Locke
  • But the fatal defects of the poetry then produced was triviality and the "wateriness" of its style.

    The Youth of Goethe|Peter Hume Brown
  • The habits of exhibiting these phenomena, in conjunction with certain other habits, make up the aquosity or wateriness of water.

  • When broken up, the starter should be of a smooth creamy texture and entirely free from lumpiness or wateriness.

    The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk