Adjective "Temporizing" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Temporizing


    Definition:

    1. to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting.

    2. to comply with the time or occasion; yield temporarily or ostensibly to prevailing opinion or circumstances.

    3. to treat or parley so as to gain time (usually followed by with).

    4. to come to terms (usually followed by with).

    5. to effect a compromise (usually followed by between).

    Origin:
    temporize

    Examples:

    "courses can be temporizing."