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synonyms for temporizing

  • ambiguous
  • careful
  • cautious
  • circumspect
  • discreet
  • equivocal
  • evasive
  • judicious
  • neutral
  • tactful
  • vague
  • wary
  • buttoned-up
  • clammed up
  • constrained
  • even-steven
  • guarded
  • hush-hush
  • incommunicable
  • indefinite
  • middle-of-the-road
  • on-the-fence
  • politic
  • reserved
  • restrained
  • tentative
  • unrevealing
  • zipped
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antonyms for temporizing

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  • careless
  • certain
  • clear
  • decisive
  • definite
  • foolish
  • hasty
  • heedless
  • incautious
  • indiscreet
  • positive
  • rash
  • reckless
  • sure
  • willing
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How to use temporizing in a sentence

Would that not have been been temporizing with wrong things?
AVERILROSA NOUCHETTE CAREY
But this sort of thing was merely temporizing, and we finally had to abandon it for subjects more substantial.
IF YOU DON'T WRITE FICTIONCHARLES PHELPS CUSHING
He broke through the temporizing caution of his predecessors by the Bull of Deposition against Elizabeth in 1570.
SPENSERR. W. CHURCH
Temporizing will not do longer; now is the time for decision—for firm, persistent, resolute action.
THE PAPERS AND WRITINGS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLUME TWOABRAHAM LINCOLN
Therefore by temporizing with the crowd you strengthen its unity and encourage the growth of its concerted will.
MANPOWERLINCOLN CLARKE ANDREWS
By him and his there would be no temporizing with the powers of evil, however insidiously cloaked.
SUNDRY ACCOUNTSIRVIN S. COBB
Because there seemed nothing else to do; it was probably only temporizing with the inevitable--but one always temporizes.
HALF A CHANCEFREDERIC S. ISHAM
She looked up at him in the rosy light of the electric lamps and her face showed no temporizing recognitions or gratitudes.
TANTEANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK
I see no difficulty in doing this if the administration is really earnest for action instead of wishing occasion for temporizing.
LETTERS AND LITERARY MEMORIALS OF SAMUEL J. TILDEN, V. 1SAMUEL J. TILDEN
How can its administration be any thing else than a succession of expedients temporizing, impotent, disgraceful?
THE FEDERALIST PAPERSALEXANDER HAMILTON, JOHN JAY, AND JAMES MADISON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TEMPORIZING

  • delay
  • delaying tactic
  • hindrance
  • holding the floor
  • interference
  • obstruction
  • opposition
  • postponement
  • procrastination
  • stonewalling
  • talkathon
  • temporizing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.