One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1archaic (of food or drink) too watery.‘washy potatoes’
- 1.1 Lacking in strength or vigor; insipid.‘a weak and washy production’
- ‘They've pretty much dropped social/political style illustrations for lots of washy winter scene's or visual jokes.’
- 1.1 Lacking in strength or vigor; insipid.
2(of a color) having a faded look.
- ‘In each of these works, a washy monochromatic ground has been marked with white whiplash lines.’
- ‘Much grandiose painting business is imposed on top of a large blue spiral enclosing washy green transparencies.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Centered in the distance amid a vast panorama, the Empire State Building rises into the pink haze that settles over it; a washy band of pale blue floats above.’
- ‘The washy gray background of Untitled, 1960, for example, suggests a wintry landscape and feels lovingly painted.’
- ‘In one, the stick-straight, regular strokes, painted light against a washy dark so that fine black lines halo every gesture, suggest bare twigs caught in an ice storm.’
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