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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time;
[syn: procrastination, cunctation, shillyshally]


VERB (2)

1. be uncertain and vague;

2. postpone doing what one should be doing;
- Example: "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
[syn: procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shill-I-shall-I \Shill"-I-shall`-I\, Shilly-shally \Shil"ly-shal`ly\, adv. [A reduplication of shall I.] In an irresolute, undecided, or hesitating manner. [1913 Webster] I am somewhat dainty in making a resolution, because when I make it, I keep it; I don't stand shill-I-shall-I then; if I say 't, I'll do 't. --Congreve. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shilly-shally \Shil"ly-shal`ly\, v. i. To hesitate; to act in an irresolute manner; hence, to occupy one's self with trifles. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shilly-shally \Shil"ly-shal`ly\, n. Irresolution; hesitation; also, occupation with trifles. [1913 Webster] She lost not one of her forty-five minutes in picking and choosing, -- no shilly-shally in Kate. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shillyshally n 1: the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time [syn: procrastination, cunctation, shillyshally] v 1: be uncertain and vague 2: postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days" [syn: procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally]