Wishy-Washy

February 5, 2022

Wishy-Washy /wi-shē-ˌwȯ-shē  / adj.

Definition: Wishy-washy describes an individual with no character or determination. It can also be used to describe weak flavors in watered-down beverages. 

Etymology: Wishy-washy is a reduplication of the 1690s word washy, which meant thin and watery. The first known use of the term dates back to 1703.

In a Sentence

Most people were reluctant to vote for him; he’s regarded as too wishy-washy to lead the nation.

Thomas may enjoy Jenny’s way of looking at life, but he will have little patience for her wishy-washy attitude toward life. 

Did you even do your research to try to figure out what’s right from wrong? Who gave you those wishy-washy answers? I fail to believe you made it all up in your head. 

Synonyms 

Insipid, Flat

Antonyms 

Substantial, Exciting

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