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Related / Similar Words: flutter, flicker, hesitation, falter, faltering, quaver, weave, fluctuate, vacillate, flitter, quiver, hesitate, waffle

 

Definition:
  • the act of moving back and forth;
  • the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech";
  • someone who communicates by waving;
  • give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency;
  • sway to and fro;
  • move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated";
  • move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered";
  • move hesitatingly, as if about to give way;
  • pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures";
  • be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering";

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    Hyponyms: dwell on, linger over, boggle, hover, linger, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate, falter

     

    Grouped Verbs: fluctuate

     

    Entailments: doubt

     

    Derivational Morphology: flicker, flitter, flutter, quiver, flit, fleet, dart, falter, fluctuate, vacillate, weave, bumble, stutter, stammer, hesitate, waffle, pause, brandish, flourish, wave, beckon, quaver, fluctuation, wavering, swing, swinging, vacillation, variation, flap, flapping, fluttering, hesitation, faltering, waffler, waverer, vacillator, hesitator, hesitater, reluctance, hesitancy, disinclination, indisposition

     

     
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