Definition of Temporiser
1. Noun. Someone who temporizes; someone who tries to gain time or who waits for a favorable time.
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Literary usage of Temporiser
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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"... with the prevailing opinions, fashions, or occasions ; a trimmer ; a time- server. Also spelled temporiser. We have atheists that serve no (lud, ..."
2. The Pictorial French Dictionary (1841)
"temporiser, v. neuf., retarder, différer dans l'attente d'une occasion , d'un temps plus favorable. TEMPS, subst. mas., mesure de la durée des choses ..."
3. A New French and English Dictionary in Two Parts by William Cobbett (1833)
"temporiser, tn.to temporise, to delay, to procrastinate. ТЕМ PS, «m. time, season, ... TEMPORISED«, sm. a temporiser. TENABLE, adj. tenable, capable of ..."
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