adjective see Micawber

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • micawberish — b(ə)rish adjective Usage: usually capitalized : of, relating to, or characteristic of a Micawber (as in being habitually expectant of an upturn in one s fortunes) home production continued to lag, but the Government went on its Micawberish way,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • micawberish — mi·caw·ber·ish …   English syllables

  • Micawber — noun Etymology: Wilkins Micawber, character in the novel David Copperfield (1849 50) by Charles Dickens Date: 1852 one who is poor but lives in optimistic expectation of better fortune • Micawberish adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Wilkins Micawber — Mr Micawber redirects here. For other uses, see Micawber (disambiguation). Wilkins Micawber David Copperfield character …   Wikipedia

  • backward — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, Olympian, a priori, a rebours, a reculons, about, afraid, aft, after, after time, aftermost, again, against the grain, ago, aloof, anticlockwise, apathetic, arear, around, arrested, arsy varsy, ascending,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dallying — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, backward, coquetry, dabbling, dalliance, dawdling, delaying, dilatoriness, dilatory, dillydallying, dolce far niente, dragging, easygoing, fiddling, flirtation, fooling, fooling around, foot dragging,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • delaying — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, backward, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, easygoing, foot dragging, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, lax, lazy, lingering, loitering, lollygagging, procrastinating, procrastinative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dilatory — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, apathetic, backward, balking, balky, bone lazy, cadging, dallying, dawdling, delaying, deliberate, dillydallying, do nothing, doless, dragging, dronish, drony, easy, easygoing, ergophobic, faineant, foot… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • easygoing — Synonyms and related words: Bohemian, Micawberish, accepting, affable, afoot and lighthearted, airy, apathetic, at ease, at large, at liberty, ataractic, backward, blase, breezy, carefree, careless, casual, clear, clement, collected, comfortable …   Moby Thesaurus

  • foot dragging — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, ambling, antipathy, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, averseness, aversion, backward, backwardness, blockage, blocking, cautious, cautiousness, check, circumspect, circumspection, claudicant, clogging,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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