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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