American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Thin and watery, as tea or soup; insipid.
- adj. Informal Lacking in strength of character or purpose; ineffective.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Thin and pale; weak; without strength or substance; -- originally said of liquids. Fig., weak-minded; spiritless.
- n. A weak or thin drink or liquor; wish-wash.
- adj. weak in willpower, courage or vitality
- Reduplication of washy, thin, watery, from wash. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Taking four months to make a wishy-washy decision will haunt him.”
“Me-thinks there is a lot of wishy-washy “statistics” at play.”
“I don't appreciate it when people duck important issues by being wishy-washy, so let me say upfront that I lean toward the belief that hell is a real place for those that reject Jesus.”
“For the most part, when it's good, it's really good, but it isn't consistently good, hence I'm still kind of wishy-washy about it.”
“The only reason the GOP ran into problems is that we elected waaay too many moderates like Rudy Guiliani (no one likes wishy-washy politicians.)”
“Them fighting words McCain ... the AARP better quit being so wishy-washy with their politics and state yes/no to support the public option now that the big$ lobbies are airing fear-mongering ads to target 14 Senators”
“Nice going Al, it's about time someone shut the little wishy-washy twerp up”
“People are getting very fed up with these wishy-washy politicians.”
“Nothing like the wishy-washy leftist who says, "Personally, I would never have an abortion, BUT ...”
“She is not flashy, she is not wishy-washy, she is not corrupt.”
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