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Definitions and Synonyms of shillyshally | Another word for shillyshally | What is shillyshally?

Definition 1: the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for shillyshally in the sense of this definition

(shillyshally is a kind of ...) the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

Definition 2: be uncertain and vague - [verb of stative]

(shillyshally is a kind of ...) be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

"He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

Definition 3: postpone doing what one should be doing - [verb of stative]

Samples where shillyshally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

Synonyms for shillyshally in the sense of this definition

(shillyshally is a kind of ...) act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

(... is a kind of shillyshally ) postpone or delay needlessly

"He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"

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