Synonyms and Antonyms of teeter

  1. 1 to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side he drunkenly teetered at the edge of the pool Synonyms falter, rock, totter, waver, wobble (also wabble) Related Words flounder, lurch, stumble, toddle; quake, quaver, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble, vibrate; careen, reel, stagger, weave

  2. 2 to move forward while swaying from side to side the toddler teetered down the stairs on her mother's high heels Synonyms careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, totter, waddleRelated Words rock, roll, seesaw, swag, sway, waver, weave, wobble (also wabble); barge, blunder, clomp, clump, flounder, galumph, lumber, lump, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, stamp, stomp, stumble, tramp, tromp

  3. 3 to show uncertainty about the right course of action was teetering on the brink of making a decision about college Synonyms balance, dither, falter, halt, hang back, scruple, shilly-shally, stagger, hesitate, vacillate, waver, wobble (also wabble)Related Words haw, hem; dally, dawdle, delay, linger, pause, procrastinate, wait; back down, chicken (out); consider, debate, deliberate, ponder, weigh; oscillate, sway; equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, waffleNear Antonyms decide; budge, stir; advance, continueAntonyms dive (in), plunge (in)

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