wishy-washy(redirected from wishy-washiest)
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1. informal Irresolute, indecisive, or wavering. Right now is not the time to be wishy-washy about this. We need to act, and now! Martha always gets so wishy-washy when I ask her to make a decision about the project.
2. informal Spineless, weak-willed, or ineffectual; lacking courage, resilience, or strength of character. He always talks big when we're on our own, but he turns into a wishy-washy wimp whenever the boss calls him up on something. The senator was elected for his strength and determination, but he's proven to be very wishy-washy in office.
3. informal Weak, watery, or thin. I don't know why you drink this wishy-washy beer. Why not get something with a bit more kick to it, something you can actually taste? The soup was wishy-washy and the steak was as tough as leather. I certainly won't be going back there any time soon.
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mod. indecisive; insipid; weak. Don’t be such a wishy-washy wimp.
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