temporizer
noun see temporize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Temporizer — Tem po*ri zer, n. One who temporizes; one who yields to the time, or complies with the prevailing opinions, fashions, or occasions; a trimmer. [1913 Webster] A sort of temporizers, ready to embrace and maintain all that is, or shall be, proposed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • temporizer — (Amer.) tem·po·riz·er || tempÉ™raɪzÉ™(r) n. person who temporizes; one who fits oneself to the time constraints (also temporiser) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • temporizer — See temporization. * * * …   Universalium

  • temporizer — noun A person who temporizes …   Wiktionary

  • temporizer — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. procrastinator, conniver, hedger, schemer; see opportunist , social climber , status seeker …   English dictionary for students

  • temporizer — n. Trimmer, time server …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • temporizer — n 1. delayer, postponer, procrastina tor, cunctator; shirker, dodger, hedger, quitter, Sl. welsher, malingerer. 2. waster, wastrel, prodigal, good for nothng, do nothing, Micawber, U. S. bum; idler, trifler, faineant; drifter, loafer, tramp. 3.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • temporizer — tem·po·riz·er …   English syllables

  • temporizer — noun someone who temporizes; someone who tries to gain time or who waits for a favorable time • Syn: ↑temporiser • Derivationally related forms: ↑temporise (for: ↑temporiser), ↑temporize • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • temporizers — temporizer (Amer.) tem·po·riz·er || tempÉ™raɪzÉ™(r) n. person who temporizes; one who fits oneself to the time constraints (also temporiser) …   English contemporary dictionary

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