wishy-washy (comparative wishy-washier, superlative wishy-washiest)
- Wavering; lacking in commitment, certainty, or support; namby-pamby.
- Not wanting to be pressed for details, public relations gave a wishy-washy answer.
- Thin or watery.
- The wishy-washy orange juice served by the cafeteria not only failed to be sweet; it was barely orange.
- 1915, "Maine booze turns an iron tub blue", The Mixer and Server 24 (1): 5
- Usually the quality of the liquor is judged by the "bite" of it. The hotter the better. A drink of first class, aged whisky would be ridiculed in most parts of Maine as a wishy-washy beverage fit only for mollycoddles. The Down East "soak" wants something that stings and burns all the way, and usually he gets it […]
- 2006, Gipsy Petulengro, Romany Hints for Outdoor Living and Tips for Ramblers, page 7
- And you will appreciate drinking the hot cup, or rather billy, of tea—which is more than one can call the wishy-washy concoction served up in some 'tea-houses'.
- French: molasse, mollasson, béni-oui-oui, chiffe molle, femmelette, couille molle (colloquial), girouette, +fadasse, aseptisé
- German: Wischiwaschi
- Italian: incerto, smidollato, mollaccione, indeciso
- Portuguese: indeciso, enrolado
- Russian: невырази́тельный
- Spanish: indeciso, lábil, débil, vacilante, veleta, tornadizo
- French: lavasse, jus de chaussette, pisse d'âne, bibine, eau de vaisselle
- German: verwässert
- Italian: annacquato, allungato, diluito
- Russian: водяни́стый
- Spanish: bebistrajo, aguado