wishy-washiness
noun see wishy-washy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wishy-washiness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. The state or quality of being insipid: blandness, innocuousness, insipidity, insipidness, jejuneness, vapidity, vapidness, washiness, wateriness. See EXCITE, TASTE …   English dictionary for students

  • wishy-washiness — See wishy washy. * * * …   Universalium

  • wishy-washiness — noun The quality of being wishy washy …   Wiktionary

  • wishy-washiness — shēnə̇s, shin noun : the quality or state of being wishy washy : insipidity …   Useful english dictionary

  • wishy-washy — wishy washily, adv. wishy washiness, n. /wish ee wosh ee, waw shee/, adj. 1. lacking in decisiveness; without strength or character; irresolute. 2. washy or watery, as a liquid; thin and weak. [1685 95; gradational compound based on WASHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • wishy-washy — adjective Etymology: reduplication of washy Date: 1703 1. lacking in character or determination ; ineffectual < wishy washy leadership > 2. lacking in strength or flavor ; weak < wishy washy wines > • wishy washiness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • washiness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The state or quality of being insipid: blandness, innocuousness, insipidity, insipidness, jejuneness, vapidity, vapidness, wateriness. Informal: wishy washiness. See EXCITE, TASTE …   English dictionary for students

  • insipidity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of taste or interest Nouns insipidity, vapidity; tastelessness, weakness; dullness, mediocrity, indifference. Adjectives 1. (lacking taste) insipid, tasteless, flavorless, savorless, unseasoned,… …   English dictionary for students

  • blandness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A lack of excitement, liveliness, or interest: asepticism, colorlessness, drabness, dreariness, dryness, dullness, flatness, flavorlessness, insipidity, insipidness, jejuneness, lifelessness, sterileness, sterility …   English dictionary for students

  • innocuousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The state or quality of being insipid: blandness, insipidity, insipidness, jejuneness, vapidity, vapidness, washiness, wateriness. Informal: wishy washiness. See EXCITE, TASTE …   English dictionary for students

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