Synonyms of wavering


1. hesitation, vacillation, wavering, indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution

usage: indecision in speech or action

2. fluctuation, wavering, irregularity, unregularity

usage: the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes; "he kept a record of price fluctuations"


1. hesitate, waver, waffle

usage: pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

2. falter, waver, hesitate, waver, waffle

usage: be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"

3. falter, waver, move

usage: move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

4. fluctuate, vacillate, waver, swing

usage: move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"

5. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver, move back and forth

usage: move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"

6. waver, weave, swing, sway

usage: sway to and fro

7. quaver, waver, voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise

usage: give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency


1. vacillant, vacillating, wavering, irresolute (vs. resolute)

usage: uncertain in purpose or action

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