Mugwumpery Mug"wump`er*y, Mugwumpism Mug"wump*ism, n. The acts and views of the mugwumps. [Political Cant, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • mugwumpery — ˈ ̷ ̷|gwəmp(ə)rē noun ( es) : the views and practices of mugwumps endeavoring to put a respectable front on his mugwumpery George Barker * * * mugˈwumpery noun • • • Main Entry: ↑mugwump …   Useful english dictionary

  • mugwumpery — See mugwump. * * * …   Universalium

  • mugwumpery — Synonyms and related words: abstention, ambitendency, ambivalence, anythingarianism, capriciousness, change of mind, changeableness, cop out, double mindedness, dubiety, dubiousness, evasion, fence sitting, fence straddling, fickleness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mugwumpery — mug·wump·ery …   English syllables

  • Mugwumpism — Mugwumpery Mug wump er*y, Mugwumpism Mug wump*ism, n. The acts and views of the mugwumps. [Political Cant, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mugwump — mugwumpery, mugwumpism, n. mugwumpian, adj. mugwumpish, adj. /mug wump /, n. 1. a Republican who refused to support the party nominee, James G. Blaine, in the presidential campaign of 1884. 2. a person who is unable to make up his or her mind on… …   Universalium

  • mug|wump|ism — «MUHG WUHM pihz uhm», noun. = mugwumpery. (Cf. ↑mugwumpery) …   Useful english dictionary

  • abstention — Synonyms and related words: Encratism, Friday, Lenten fare, Pythagoreanism, Pythagorism, Rechabitism, Shakerism, Spartan fare, Stoicism, abstainment, abstemiousness, abstinence, anythingarianism, asceticism, avoidance, banyan day, celibacy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ambivalence — Synonyms and related words: Janus, ambiguity, ambitendency, ambivalence of impulse, antinomy, asymmetry, biformity, bifurcation, capriciousness, change of mind, changeableness, conflict, conjugation, decompensation, dichotomy, disproportion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • change of mind — Synonyms and related words: about face, afterthoughts, ambitendency, ambivalence, amendment, better thoughts, capriciousness, change of allegiance, change of heart, changeableness, double mindedness, dubiety, dubiousness, fence sitting, fence… …   Moby Thesaurus

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