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wishy-washyadjective

uk   /ˈwɪʃ.iˌwɒʃ.i/  us   /-ˌwɑː.ʃi/ informal disapproving
having no colour, firm ideas, principles, or noticeable qualities of any type: Politically they're neither right-wing nor left - just a bunch of wishy-washy pseudo-liberals. Watercolours are a bit wishy-washy for my taste.
Translations of “wishy-washy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 顏色淺的, 軟弱無力的, 優柔寡斷的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色浅的, 软弱无力的, 优柔寡断的…
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