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fence-sitter

fence-sit·ter
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fens sit-er]
    • /fɛns ˈsɪt ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fens sit-er]
    • /fɛns ˈsɪt ər/

Definition of fence-sitter word

  • noun fence-sitter a person who remains neutral or undecided in a controversy. 1

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Origin of fence-sitter

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
First recorded in 1900-05

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Parts of speech for Fence-sitter

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fence-sitter popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for fence-sitter

adj fence-sitter

  • free-spirited — characterized by independence and unconventionality
  • laid back — relaxed or unhurried: laid-back music rhythms.

Antonyms for fence-sitter

adjective fence-sitter

  • aligned — to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line.

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