tottering

adjective
tot·​ter·​ing | \ ˈtä-tə-riŋ How to pronounce tottering (audio) \

Definition of tottering

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

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Other Words from tottering

totteringly adverb

Examples of tottering in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of tottering

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of tottering was in 1534

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“Tottering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tottering. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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