/ˈtɜrdʒɪvərˌseɪʃən/

noun

The act of evading any clear course of action or speech, of being deliberately ambiguous; equivocation; fickleness.

To his wife, Liam’s explanation was marked by tergiversation. He gave few indications of where he was the night before, or why he smelled like another woman’s perfume.


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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Tergiversation.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/tergiversation. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “tergiversation”, accessed April 17, 2021, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/tergiversation.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Tergiversation. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved April 17, 2021, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/tergiversation


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