brackish

[ brak-ish ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Mid 16th century; Middle Low German

from obsolete brack ‘salty’

Synonyms

    1.
  • horrible
  • bothersome
    2.
  • briny
  • saline
  • salty

Antonyms

    1.
  • tasteful
  • pleasant
    2.
  • fresh

Definition

1. distasteful; unpleasant
2. having a slightly salty or briny flavor

Examples

1. The lighting in the movie theater was so brackish we could hardly see what was happening!
2. The fresh-catch had a brackish flavor as it was pulled straight from the sea.

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