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Word of the Day 02/06/20 Shilly-Shally

Shilly-Shally (verb, noun, adjective, adverb)
shilly-shally [ shil-ee-shal-ee ]


verb (used without object), shil·ly-shal·lied, shil·ly-shal·ly·ing.
1. to show indecision or hesitation; be irresolute; vacillate.
2. to waste time; dawdle.

noun, plural shil·ly-shal·lies.
3. irresolution; indecision; vacillation: It was sheer shilly-shally on his part.

adjective
4. irresolute; undecided; vacillating.

adverb
5. irresolutely.

OTHER WORDS FROM SHILLY-SHALLY
shil·ly-shal·li·er, noun

WORDS RELATED TO SHILLY-SHALLY
dally, dawdle, dodge, fluctuate, halt, hesitate, stall, trifle, vacillate, waver

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Origin: 1690–1700; orig. repeated question, shall I? shall I? later altered on the model of its synonym dilly-dally

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