Simple Definition of falter
: to stop being strong or successful : to begin to fail or weaken
: to begin to walk or move in an unsteady way
: to feel doubt about doing something
Full Definition of falter
2 : to speak brokenly or weakly : stammer <her voice faltered>
3 a : to hesitate in purpose or action : waver <he never faltered in his determination> b : to lose drive or effectiveness <the business was faltering>
: to utter hesitatingly or brokenly
faltererplay \-tər-ər\ noun
falteringlyplay \-t(ə-)riŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of falter in a sentence
The business was faltering due to poor management.
Their initial optimism has faltered.
signs that the economy is faltering
Her steps began to falter.
Origin and Etymology of falter
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of falter
Definition of falter
: an act or instance of faltering
First Known Use of falter
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