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falter

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1 to show uncertainty about the right course of action
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. never once faltered in his demand for equal rights.
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2 to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side
  • The cut tree seemed to falter for a moment before crashing to the ground.
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hesitate, waver, vacillate, falter mean to show irresolution or uncertainty. hesitate implies a pause before deciding or acting or choosing.
    • hesitated before answering the question
waver implies hesitation after seeming to decide and so connotes weakness or a retreat.
    • wavered in his support of the rebels
vacillate implies prolonged hesitation from inability to reach a firm decision.
    • vacillated until events were out of control
falter implies a wavering or stumbling and often connotes nervousness, lack of courage, or outright fear.
    • never once faltered during her testimony


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