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wobble

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wobble

  1. 1 to make a series of small irregular or violent movements <the patient's hand wobbles so much that he can scarcely hold a glass of water> Synonyms agitate, bucket, convulse, jerk, jiggle, joggle, jolt, jounce, judder [chiefly British], quake, quiver, shudder, vibrate, shake (also wabble)Related Words rock, sway, swing; chatter, quaver, shiver, thrill, tremble; twitch; dodder, waver; flicker, fluctuate, flutter, oscillate, undulate, wave; beat, palpitate, pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, pulsate, pulse, throb

  2. 2 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions <the table wobbled whenever I leaned on it> Synonyms careen, lurch, pitch, roll, seesaw, sway, toss, rock (also wabble)Related Words blunder, buck, dodder, falter, flounder, halt, hitch, hobble, jerk, jolt, reel, shake, stagger, stumble, teeter, toddle, totter, tumble, vacillate, vibrate, waddle, waver, weave; oscillate, undulate, wag, waggle

  3. 3 to show uncertainty about the right course of action <we cannot afford to have the governor wobble at this critical time> Synonyms balance, dither, falter, halt, hang back, scruple, shilly-shally, stagger, teeter, vacillate, waver, hesitate (also wabble)Related Words haw, hem; dally, dawdle, delay, linger, pause, procrastinate, wait; back down, chicken (out); consider, debate, deliberate, ponder, weigh; oscillate, sway; equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, waffleNear Antonyms decide; budge, stir; advance, continueAntonyms dive (in), plunge (in)

  4. 4 to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side <the drunk stood up, wobbled for a moment, and fell forward> Synonyms falter, rock, totter, waver, teeter (also wabble)Related Words flounder, lurch, stumble, toddle; quake, quaver, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble, vibrate; careen, reel, stagger, weave



Variants of wobble

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wabble


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