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faltering

noun

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(Entry 1 of 3)

a state or an instance of temporary inaction because of uncertainty about the right course of action
  • when it's so clear that this is the right thing to do, there's no excuse for faltering

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faltering

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of faltering (Entry 2 of 3)

as in uncertain, unsure

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faltering

verb
present participle of falter

Synonyms & Antonyms of faltering (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to show uncertainty about the right course of action
  • William Lloyd Garrison never once faltered in his demand that slavery be unconditionally abolished

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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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“Faltering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/faltering. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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