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  1. shilly-shally: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. shilly-shally: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. shilly-shally: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  4. shilly-shally: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  5. shilly-shally: Wordnik [home, info]
  6. shilly-shally: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  7. shilly-shally: Wiktionary [home, info]
  8. shilly-shally: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  9. shilly-shally: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  10. shilly-shally: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  11. shilly-shally: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  12. shilly-shally: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Shilly-shally: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  14. shilly-shally: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  15. Shilly-shally: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  16. shilly-shally: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  17. shilly-shally: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  18. shilly-shally: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. shilly-shally: A Word A Day [home, info]

Quick definitions (shilly-shally)

  • (adv.) In an irresolute, undecided, or hesitating manner.
  • (n.) Irresolution; hesitation; also, occupation with trifles.
  • (v. i.) To hesitate; to act in an irresolute manner; hence, to occupy one's self with trifles.

    (This definition is from the 1913 Webster's Dictionary and may be outdated.)
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