wishy–washy

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adjective \ˈwi-shē-ˌwȯ-shē, -ˌwä-\

Definition of wishy–washy

  1. 1 :  lacking in character or determination :  ineffectual wishy–washy leadership

  2. 2 :  lacking in strength or flavor :  weak wishy–washy wines

wishy–washiness

noun

Origin and Etymology of wishy–washy

reduplication of washy


First Known Use: 1703


WISHY–WASHY Defined for English Language Learners

wishy–washy

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adjective \ˈwi-shē-ˌwȯ-shē, -ˌwä-\

Definition of wishy–washy for English Language Learners

  • : not having or showing strong ideas or beliefs about something : weak and not able or not willing to act


WISHY–WASHY Defined for Kids

wishy–washy

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adjective \ˈwi-shē-ˌwȯ-shē, -ˌwä-\

Definition of wishy–washy for Students

  1. :  lacking spirit, courage, or determination :  weak


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