Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Inclined to temporize; complying with the time or with the prevailing humors and opinions of men; time-serving.

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  • verb Present participle of temporize.

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Examples

  • The New York _Journal_ obtained and published a private letter written by the Spanish Minister, De Lome, in which McKinley was characterized as a temporizing politician.

    The New Nation

  • Mr. Horsman, struggling against every kind of temporizing and trickery, has to do the work which bishops, by virtue of their seat in the House of Lords, ought to have been doing years ago.

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • It might have been more professional, mind you, to send a bug-off form letter at the start, rather than temporizing and ducking inquiries for more than two months.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • More substantively he supplied offensive arms to Israel, a break with the temporizing policy of his three immediate predecessors.

    Ariel Gonzalez: Infallible Israel

  • Sounds like temporizing and a rationalization not to act.

    Something That Was Once Worth Being Proud Of Became Something Worth Apologizing For | ATTACKERMAN

  • "The United States and Europe are temporizing on a no-flight zone," she wrote.

    The Collapse of Internationalism

  • More substantively he supplied offensive arms to Israel, a break with the temporizing policy of his three immediate predecessors.

    Ariel Gonzalez: Infallible Israel

  • I remind her that the nasogastric tube is only a temporizing measure and that it has already been in for far too long.

    Between Expectations

  • Second, the debate must recognize that time is no longer on the West's side: Further temporizing in the face of our choice of evils inevitably means that Iran will get to make the choice for us.

    Now For a Real Iran Debate

  • I remind her that the nasogastric tube is only a temporizing measure and that it has already been in for far too long.

    Between Expectations

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