Definition of Temporizer

1. Noun. Someone who temporizes; someone who tries to gain time or who waits for a favorable time.

Exact synonyms: Temporiser
Generic synonyms: Delayer
Derivative terms: Temporise, Temporize



Definition of Temporizer

1. n. One who temporizes; one who yields to the time, or complies with the prevailing opinions, fashions, or occasions; a trimmer.

Definition of Temporizer

1. Noun. A person who temporizes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Temporizer

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Temporizer

temporary worker
tempore
temporin
temporins
temporise
temporised
temporiser
temporises
temporising
temporist
temporists
temporization
temporizations
temporize
temporized
temporizer (current term)
temporizers
temporizes
temporizing
temporizingly
temporo-
temporo-occipital
temporoauricular
temporofacial
temporofrontal tract
temporohyoid
temporomalar
temporomandibular
temporomandibular arthrosis
temporomandibular articular disk

Literary usage of Temporizer

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1. A Contemporary History of Affairs in Ireland, from 1641 to 1652: Now for the by Sir John Thomas Gilbert, Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society (1880)
"... Moore and temporizer-Dungan, wherby both discredited himself, and made Charles his abetter to be euer after hated of Dungan, whoe noe sooner ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"[< L. temp»» (tem- por-), time, season, + -int.] A temporizer. Why turn л temporal, row with the tide? Mantón. temporisation (tem»po-ri-za'shon), ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order with Copious Illustrations by George Crabb (1904)
"... will serve his purpose: the temporizer forbears to avow those which are likely for the time being to hurt him. The former acts from a desire of gain, ..."

4. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"Sycophant courtiers must always be time- servers ; ministers of state are frequently temporizer!. Ward bad complied during the late times, and held in by ..."

5. English Synonyms Explained: With Copious Illustrations and Examples, Drawn by George Crabb (1844)
"temporizer» are of no party, as occasion requires ; ' Feeble and temporizing measures will always be the result, when men assemble i«> deliberate in a ..."

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