Definition of "wishy-washy" []

  • Informal Thin and watery, as tea or soup; insipid. (adjective)
  • Informal Lacking in strength of character or purpose; ineffective. (adjective)
  • Lacking in substance, force, colour, etc (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Watery; thin (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "wishy-washy" in a sentence
  • "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."