Definition of By committee

1. Adverb. Through the collaborative efforts of multiple contributors, as a team or committee assigned to accomplish a goal; especially as known for protracted proceedings, a lack of responsiveness, or undesired results. ¹

2. Adverb. (figuratively sometimes humorous) With any of the results cynically attributed to committee projects, e.g. unnecessary complexity, inconsistency, logical flaws, lack of a unifying vision, banality, lack of style or character, etc. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of By Committee

by Jove
by a long shot
by a whisker
by accident
by all accounts
by all means
by all odds
by and by
by and large
by any chance
by any means
by artificial means
by chance
by choice
by choice(p)
by committee (current term)
by default
by definition
by degrees
by design
by dint of
by ear
by election
by experimentation
by far
by fits and starts
by foot
by golly
by gum
by gummy

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