A condition of being moist, watery, or damp is wetness. Even if it's barely raining as you walk from the bus stop, the wetness of your shirt might make you want to change your clothes once you get home.

Wetness is caused by some kind of moisture, whether it's the wetness on your cheeks as you watch a really sad movie or the wetness of your bathing suit after you swim across the lake. The wetness of your basement means it's not a good place to store books and papers, and the wetness of the spring — one rainy day after another — means the summer will be lush and green, and you're likely to see moisture-loving mushrooms popping up everywhere.

Definitions of wetness
  1. noun
    the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    “he confirmed the wetness of the swimming trunks”
    see moresee less
    dryness, waterlessness, xerotes
    the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    show 8 types...
    hide 8 types...
    muddiness, sloppiness, wateriness
    the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water
    moisture, wet
    wetness caused by water
    humidity, humidness
    wetness in the atmosphere
    damp, dampness, moistness
    a slight wetness
    a heavy wetness
    a state of warm humidity
    clamminess, dankness
    unpleasant wetness
    a chilly dampness
    type of:
    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
Word Family

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week