tottering

adjective tot·ter·ing \ ˈtä-tə-riŋ \

Definition of tottering

1 a : being in an unstable condition
  • a tottering building
b : walking unsteadily
2 : lacking firmness or stability : insecure
  • a tottering regime

totteringly

adverb

Examples of tottering in a Sentence

  1. after the accident, she was only able to take a few tottering steps at a time

First Known Use of tottering

1534

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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