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Daemon
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waffle

(verb) Pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness.

Synonyms: hesitate, waver

Usage: The mayoral candidate waffled on his position regarding abortion and gay rights.
KSPavan
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waffle
Definition: (verb) Pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness.
Synonyms: hesitate, waver
Usage: The mayoral candidate waffled on his position regarding abortion and gay rights.
Joel Souza
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 4:21:19 PM

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waffle
Definition: (verb) Pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness.
Synonyms: hesitate, waver
Usage: The mayoral candidate waffled on his position regarding abortion and gay rights
thar
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 4:40:49 PM

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What?
Certainly doesn't mean that to me.
Talk, not pause. About inconsequential stuff, yes - not relevant, not answering the question or addressing the issue.

But waffling effectively is a skill - it doesn't imply pausing or lack of confidence!

Think
Emel Rapchan
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waffle
- chatter, jabber, gabble, rattle on, blather
- waver, hesitate, falter, dither, euphemize, hedge, shuffle

rattle on
- to talk incessantly and tiresomely
- yack, utter

Use
- We barely fail to keep our eyes open over the lecture while Dr. Drone kept waffling to and fro, about the same theme throughout almost three hours tiresomely.
- They expected a much better presentation than this waffled shape and boring lecture about real states that he gave to them.
Emel Rapchan
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thar wrote:
What?
Certainly doesn't mean that to me.
Talk, not pause. About inconsequential stuff, yes - not relevant, not answering the question or addressing the issue.

But waffling effectively is a skill - it doesn't imply pausing or lack of confidence!

Think


I agree with it!!! It must be considered as a superpower!
monamagda
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