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synonyms for pussyfoot

  • avoid
  • creep
  • dodge
  • equivocate
  • evade
  • glide
  • hedge
  • lurk
  • prevaricate
  • prowl
  • shuffle
  • sidestep
  • skirt
  • skulk
  • slide
  • slink
  • slip
  • sneak
  • steal
  • tergiversate
  • tiptoe
  • be noncommittal
  • beat around the bush
  • duck the issues
  • hem and haw
  • play it close to the vest
  • sit on the fence
  • tergiverse
  • tread warily
  • watch one's step
  • weasel
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antonyms for pussyfoot

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  • confront
  • face
  • meet
  • take on
  • plod
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How to use pussyfoot in a sentence

Mr. Pussyfoot Johnson has told a Glasgow audience that he is no kill-joy, but smokes cigars.
PUNCH OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, OCTOBER 20, 1920VARIOUS
He had been called many things—loan-shark, skinflint, tightwad, pussyfoot—but he had never before been called a flirt.
MAIN STREETSINCLAIR LEWIS
It appears that the man called the lamp-post "Pussyfoot," and the latter promptly knocked him down.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 158, JUNE 30TH, 1920VARIOUS
Converting a pussyfoot into liquid measure with caustic soda water.
THE NURSERYMATOGRAPHA LAWYER
But that is another story, and might bring Mr. Pussyfoot Johnson on the scene before his time.
WHAT I SAW IN AMERICAG. K. CHESTERTON
It was to have one church, to be used by the various denominations, and to be what is now called “Pussyfoot.”
FIFTY-ONE YEARS OF VICTORIAN LIFEMARGARET ELIZABETH LEIGH CHILD-VILLIERS, COUNTESS OF JERSEY
Now this hotel was strictly Pussyfoot, and my husband, having been warned, had brought his own wine for our Party.
FIFTY-ONE YEARS OF VICTORIAN LIFEMARGARET ELIZABETH LEIGH CHILD-VILLIERS, COUNTESS OF JERSEY
Your king of Kusiak has to learn some time that everybody isn't going to sidestep him and pussyfoot when he's around.
THE YUKON TRAILWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
Are Mr. Volstead or Mr. Pussyfoot Johnson satisfied with the present condition of things in their country?
MY IMPRESSSIONS OF AMERICAMARGOT ASQUITH
Call him a Pussyfoot as well; you cannot shake him from his pinnacle.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 158, FEBRUARY 25TH, 1920VARIOUS
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