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: an act or instance of vacillating
: inability to take a stand : irresolution, indecision
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faltering, fence-sitting, hesitance, hesitancy, hesitation, indecision, irresolution, pause, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, wavering, wobbling (also wabbling)
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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English vacillacion, borrowed from Latin vacillātiōn-, vacillātiō, from vacillāre "to be unsteady, vacillate" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns
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