Definition of Tergiversating

1. Verb. (present participle of tergiversate) ¹



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Definition of Tergiversating

1. tergiversate [v] - See also: tergiversate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tergiversating

terfluorene
terfluorenes
terfs
terga
tergal
tergant
tergeminate
tergeminin
tergeminous
tergiferous
tergite
tergites
tergiversate
tergiversated
tergiversates
tergiversating (current term)
tergiversation
tergiversations
tergiversator
tergiversators
tergum
terguride
terin
teriparatide
teriyaki
teriyakied
teriyakis
terlinguaite
terlipressin

Literary usage of Tergiversating

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"The act of tergiversating; a shitting; shift; subterfuge ; evasion. Writing is to be preferred before verbal conferences, as being freer from passions and ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"... must be no honey-laden but a honey-gathering one—a wandering, meandering, tergiversating fellow. The reason for this is evident. ..."

3. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1899)
"... long- winded and tergiversating diatribes, and all the documents ; the volume of which alone will deter an European reader from ever opening it. ..."

4. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1899)
"... long- winded and tergiversating diatribes, and all the documents ; the volume of which alone will deter an European reader from ever opening it. ..."

5. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1877)
"... secret hostility to him and his doctrine, and declares that he prefers an open foe like Eck to a tergiversating person, now friendly and now hostile. ..."

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