Synonyms of water in English:



  • 1 a glass of water
    technical H2O
  • 2 he had a house down by the water
    sea, ocean; lake, loch, pond, pool, reservoir; river
    [Antonyms] land
  • Phrases

    get into hot/deep water

    whenever we spoke out, we got into hot waterbe severely reprimandedbe upbraidedbe scoldedget a scoldingbe admonishedbe castigatedbe rebukedbe chastisedbe censuredbe criticized severelybe taken to taskget into troublebe hauled over the coals informalcatch itget what forbe told offget hellget into shtookget a dressing-downget an earfulget a roastingget a rocketget a rollickingget a rap over the knucklesget a slap on the wrist

    hold water

    there are times when this theory just does not hold water
    [Antonyms] fall down
    be tenablering truebear examination/scrutinysurvive investigationmake sensework outstand uphold upbe convincingbe plausiblebe verifiablebe provablebe sound


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  • 1 he told me to water the plants
    sprinkle, moisten, dampen, wet, spray, splash; soak, douse, souse, drench, saturate, flood, waterlog; hose (down), water down
    archaic sodden
    [Antonyms] dry out parch
  • 2 Ralph's eyes were watering my mouth watered as I looked at the strawberries
    moisten, exude water, become wet, leak; cry, weep; salivate
  • 3 he was accused of watering the claret See water something down sense 1
  • Phrases

    water something down

  • 1 staff at the club had watered down the drinks
    dilute, add water to, water, thin (out), make thin/thinner, weaken, make weak/weaker; adulterate, doctor, taint, mix
    informal cut
  • 2 in the end the proposals were considerably watered down
    moderate, temper, qualify, mitigate, mute, mellow, tone down, soften; subdue, curb, tame, calm, bridle; understate, underemphasize, play down, soft-pedal, downplay
    [Antonyms] enhance strengthen
  • Word links

    aqueous relating to water
    aqua- related prefix, as in aquaculture
    hydro- related prefix, as in hydroelectric
    hydrophobia fear of water

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