Meaning of WET in English


n. 25B6; adjective

wet clothes : DAMP, moist, soaked, drenched, saturated, sopping, dripping, soggy; waterlogged, squelchy.

it was cold and wet : RAINY, raining, pouring, teeming, showery, drizzly, drizzling; damp.

the paint is still wet : STICKY, tacky; fresh.

a wet mortar mix : AQUEOUS, watery, sloppy.

(Brit. informal) the cadets were a bit wet : FEEBLE, silly, weak, foolish, inept, ineffectual, effete, soft, namby-pamby, timid, spiritless, cowardly, spineless; informal sissy, pathetic, drippy, wimpish, weedy, chicken; Brit. informal soppy.

dry, fine, brave.

25B6; verb wet the clothes before ironing them : DAMPEN, damp, moisten; sprinkle, spray, splash; soak, saturate, flood, douse, souse, drench.


25B6; noun

the wet of his tears : WETNESS, damp, moisture, moistness, sogginess; wateriness.

the race was held in the wet : RAIN, drizzle, precipitation; spray, dew, damp.

(Brit. informal) come on, don't be such a wet : NAMBY-PAMBY, weakling, milksop, Milquetoast, baby, coward; informal wimp, weed, drip, sissy, softie, chicken, scaredy-cat; Brit. informal big girl's blouse; N. Amer. informal pantywaist, pussy.

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