shillyshally

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shillyshally

(ˈʃɪlɪˌʃælɪ)
vb, -lies, -lying or -lied
(intr) to be indecisive, esp over unimportant matters; hesitate
adv
in an indecisive manner
adj
indecisive or hesitant
n, pl -lies
indecision or hesitation; vacillation
[C18: from shill I shall I, by reduplication of shall I]
ˈshillyˌshallier n

shillyshally


Past participle: shillyshallied
Gerund: shillyshallying

Imperative
shillyshally
shillyshally
Present
I shillyshally
you shillyshally
he/she/it shillyshallies
we shillyshally
you shillyshally
they shillyshally
Preterite
I shillyshallied
you shillyshallied
he/she/it shillyshallied
we shillyshallied
you shillyshallied
they shillyshallied
Present Continuous
I am shillyshallying
you are shillyshallying
he/she/it is shillyshallying
we are shillyshallying
you are shillyshallying
they are shillyshallying
Present Perfect
I have shillyshallied
you have shillyshallied
he/she/it has shillyshallied
we have shillyshallied
you have shillyshallied
they have shillyshallied
Past Continuous
I was shillyshallying
you were shillyshallying
he/she/it was shillyshallying
we were shillyshallying
you were shillyshallying
they were shillyshallying
Past Perfect
I had shillyshallied
you had shillyshallied
he/she/it had shillyshallied
we had shillyshallied
you had shillyshallied
they had shillyshallied
Future
I will shillyshally
you will shillyshally
he/she/it will shillyshally
we will shillyshally
you will shillyshally
they will shillyshally
Future Perfect
I will have shillyshallied
you will have shillyshallied
he/she/it will have shillyshallied
we will have shillyshallied
you will have shillyshallied
they will have shillyshallied
Future Continuous
I will be shillyshallying
you will be shillyshallying
he/she/it will be shillyshallying
we will be shillyshallying
you will be shillyshallying
they will be shillyshallying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shillyshallying
you have been shillyshallying
he/she/it has been shillyshallying
we have been shillyshallying
you have been shillyshallying
they have been shillyshallying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shillyshallying
you will have been shillyshallying
he/she/it will have been shillyshallying
we will have been shillyshallying
you will have been shillyshallying
they will have been shillyshallying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shillyshallying
you had been shillyshallying
he/she/it had been shillyshallying
we had been shillyshallying
you had been shillyshallying
they had been shillyshallying
Conditional
I would shillyshally
you would shillyshally
he/she/it would shillyshally
we would shillyshally
you would shillyshally
they would shillyshally
Past Conditional
I would have shillyshallied
you would have shillyshallied
he/she/it would have shillyshallied
we would have shillyshallied
you would have shillyshallied
they would have shillyshallied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shillyshally - the act of procrastinatingshillyshally - the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Verb1.shillyshally - be uncertain and vague
hover, oscillate, vacillate, vibrate - be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"
2.shillyshally - postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
delay - act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
procrastinate - postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
Translations

shillyshally

[ˈʃɪlɪˌʃælɪ] vi (fam) → tentennare, esitare
don't shillyshally!, stop shillyshallying! → deciditi una buona volta!