|1.||[ verb ] pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness|
|Synonyms:||hesitate waffle swiver|
: "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures."
|Related terms:||falter hover hover dwell_on boggle beat_around_the_bush hesitation reluctance waffler waverer doubt|
|2.||[ verb ] move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern|
"the line on the monitor vacillated"
|Related terms:||swing fluctuate variation fluctuation|
|3.||[ verb ] be unsure or weak|
"Their enthusiasm is faltering"
|Related terms:||hesitate waverer|
|4.||[ verb ] move hesitatingly, as if about to give way|
|5.||[ verb ] give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency|
|Related terms:||voice quaver|
|6.||[ verb ] sway to and fro|
|7.||[ noun ] the act of pausing uncertainly|
|Synonyms:||hesitation faltering falter|
"there was a hesitation in his speech"
|Related terms:||pause hesitate falter|
|8.||[ verb ] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle|
|Synonyms:||flicker quiver flutter flitter|
|9.||[ noun ] someone who communicates by waving|
|Related terms:||communicator brandish|
|10.||[ noun ] the act of moving back and forth|
|Related terms:||motion flicker falter fluctuate|