Definition of Roily

1. Adjective. (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence. "Turbulent rapids"

Exact synonyms: Churning, Roiled, Roiling, Turbulent
Similar to: Agitated
Derivative terms: Turbulence, Turbulency



Definition of Roily

1. a. Turbid; as, roily water.

Definition of Roily

1. Adjective. (context: of water) muddy, cloudy (having lots of sediment) ¹

2. Adjective. turbulent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roily

1. muddy [adj ROILIER, ROILIEST] - See also: muddy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roily

rohu
roi fainéant
roial
roiall
roid
roid rage
roided out
roids
roil
roiled
roiled-up
roilier
roiliest
roiling
roils
roily (current term)
roin
roined
roining
roinish
roins
roist
roisted
roister
roistered
roisterer
roisterers
roistering
roisterly
roisterous

Literary usage of Roily

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1. Report of the Commission Appointed by the President to Investigate the by Grenville Mellen Dodge (1899)
"In some cases this practice was induced no doubt by disinclination to drink the roily water from Chickamauga Creek. SANITATION. Many causes conspired to ..."

2. A Manual of Experiments in Elementary Science by Francis Day Curtis (1918)
"... does the hot or the cold liquid solvent dissolve the greater quantity of solid solute? 2. If these are typical solutions, is a solution roily or clear? ..."

3. The Scotsman's Library: Being a Collection of Anecdotes and Facts by James Mitchell (1825)
"At the entrance roily descent. "May his ashes be scattered on PLUNDER OF CATTLE. ... roily ..."

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