Synonyms of pussyfoot in English:


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1‘you can't pussyfoot around with children's welfare’

equivocate, be evasive, be non-committal, dodge the issue, evade the issue, fudge the issue, sidestep the issue, prevaricate, quibble, parry questions, hedge, fence, vacillate, shuffle about, beat about the bush
British hum and haw
informal duck the question, sit on the fence, shilly-shally, blow hot and cold
rare tergiversate

2‘I had to pussyfoot over the crunchy gravel’

creep, move stealthily, tiptoe, pad, soft-shoe, steal, sneak, nose, sidle, stalk, prowl, slink, skulk, tread warily