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- n. one who tergiversates
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who tergiversates; one who suffles, or practices evasion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who practises tergiversation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
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But enough of this miserable tergiversator, who ought indeed either to have been of more truth, or less trusted by his country.
Like the present Lucius Marcius Philippus’s grandfather, he was a born tergiversator, saw no disgrace in changing sides whenever instinct prompted it.