noun see tergiversate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tergiversator — Ter gi*ver*sa tor, n. [L.] One who tergiversates; one who suffles, or practices evasion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tergiversator — index pariah Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tergiversator — See tergiversation. * * * …   Universalium

  • tergiversator — noun one who tergiversates …   Wiktionary

  • tergiversator — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person who has defected: apostate, defector, deserter, recreant, renegade, runagate, turncoat. Informal: rat. See APPROACH …   English dictionary for students

  • tergiversator — ter·gi·ver·sa·tor …   English syllables

  • tergiversator — noun a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer • Syn: ↑hedger, ↑equivocator • Derivationally related forms: ↑equivocate (for: ↑equivocator), ↑hedge (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tergiversate — intransitive verb ( sated; sating) Etymology: Latin tergiversatus, past participle of tergiversari to show reluctance, from tergum back + versare to turn, frequentative of vertere to turn more at worth Date: 1590 to engage in tergiversation •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tergiversate — tergiversation, n. tergiversator, tergiversant /terr ji verr seuhnt/, n. tergiversatory /terr ji verr seuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /terr ji veuhr sayt /, v.i., tergiversated, tergiversating. 1. to change repeatedly one s attitude or opinions with …   Universalium

  • waffler — noun Agent noun of waffle; one who waffles, or changes sides or positions frequently, a tergiversator …   Wiktionary

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