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Definition of "wishy-washy" []

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

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."