Definition of washy in English:

washy

Syllabification: wash·y
Pronunciation: /ˈwäSHē, ˈwôSHē
 
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adjective (washier, washiest)

1 archaic (Of food or drink) too watery: washy potatoes
1.1Lacking in strength or vigor; insipid: a weak and washy production
More example sentences
  • They've pretty much dropped social/political style illustrations for lots of washy winter scene's or visual jokes.
2(Of a color) having a faded look.
More example sentences
  • It seems like a window that you could step through and the gentle, washy colours are like the dew on freshly mown grass.
  • Backlighting the hand, a bright yellow disk rests against a washy sienna background encircled by a repeating phrase in Gujarati.
  • A washy monochrome, its broad rectangles of turpentine-thinned burnt sienna lack not only the powerful materiality of the other paintings, but the intensity of fully saturated color as well.

Derivatives

washiness

noun
More example sentences
  • Five of twenty-one patients who reported stool washiness had diarrhea, but only 2 patients had serious symptoms.
  • I like the combo and the layering of the washiness of the watercolor with the mandala imagery.
  • My favorite thing about the photos above is the selection of an unflattering angle and the pale washiness of the image for the "uncute" girl.

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