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  • adj.turbid
  • adj.rough

synonyms for roily

  • blurred
  • cloudy
  • confused
  • dark
  • dense
  • dim
  • dismal
  • dull
  • dusky
  • emulsified
  • foggy
  • gloomy
  • heavy
  • indefinite
  • indistinct
  • leaden
  • lowering
  • misty
  • mucky
  • muddy
  • murky
  • mushy
  • nebulous
  • nontranslucent
  • nontransparent
  • not clear
  • nubilous
  • obscure
  • opaque
  • overcast
  • roiled
  • somber
  • sullen
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How to use roily in a sentence

A week of hot sunshine had filled the Toba River bank full of roily water when Hollister breasted its current again.
THE HIDDEN PLACESBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The water was choppy and roily, the canoe bobbed a good deal, the anchors dragged, and we did not see any fish.
TALES OF FISHESZANE GREY
I had a little dog with me and we unthinkingly stepped in the spring making the water roily.
OLD RAIL FENCE CORNERSVARIOUS
Clear, cool water is essential to the trout, while some other fish will do well in warm and even roily water.
SOIL CULTUREJ. H. WALDEN
No; I need a buckler till all this roily water subsides and clears.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
Wind, rain, roily, shoaly seas breaking clear over the ship across decks drove Cook out from land to deeper water.
VIKINGS OF THE PACIFICAGNES C. LAUT
When they endeavored to lend a hand to the helpless seaman he had sunk beneath the surface of the roily stream.
BLACKBEARD: BUCCANEERRALPH D. PAINE
The long stone slides were glistening wet, and the brooks ran full-banked, noisy and turbulent and roily.
THE MYSTERIOUS RIDERZANE GREY
The water is exceedingly roily and its annual deposit of sediment upon the land increases its fertility.
THE CHAUTAUQUAN, VOL. III, MARCH 1883THE CHAUTAUQUAN LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC CIRCLE
The average depth was twenty-five fathoms; the water was very roily, the weather heavy with fog and rain, and the wind violent.
VITUS BERING: THE DISCOVERER OF BERING STRAITPETER LAURIDSEN
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WORDS RELATED TO ROILY

  • addled
  • bespattered
  • black
  • blurred
  • boggy
  • caked
  • confused
  • dingy
  • dirty
  • dull
  • filthy
  • flat
  • foul
  • fuzzy
  • gloomy
  • greasy
  • grimy
  • grubby
  • gummy
  • gunky
  • hazy
  • impure
  • indistinct
  • marshy
  • miry
  • mucky
  • obscure
  • opaque
  • roily
  • sloppy
  • slushy
  • smoky
  • sodden
  • soggy
  • soiled
  • subfuse
  • swampy
  • turbid
  • unclean
  • unclear
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