wishy-washy

adjective \ ˈwi-shē-ˌwȯ-shē , -ˌwä- \

Definition of wishy-washy

1 : lacking in character or determination : ineffectual
  • wishy-washy leadership
2 : lacking in strength or flavor : weak
  • wishy-washy wines

wishy-washiness

noun

Origin and Etymology of wishy-washy

reduplication of washy


WISHY-WASHY Defined for English Language Learners

wishy-washy

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

adjective \ ˈwi-shē-ˌwȯ-shē , -ˌwä- \

Definition of wishy-washy for Students

: lacking spirit, courage, or determination : weak


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