temporizer

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Temporizer \Tem"po*ri'zer\, noun One who temporizes; one who yields to the time, or complies with the prevailing opinions, fashions, or occasions; a trimmer.

A sort of temporizers, ready to embrace and maintain all that is, or shall be, proposed, in hope of preferment. --Burton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

temporizer

noun

1: someone who temporizes; someone who tries to gain time or who waits for a favorable time [syn: {temporizer}, {temporiser}]


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