Synonyms and Antonyms of teeter
to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side
- He nervously teetered at the edge of the pool.
flounder, lurch, stumble, toddle
quake, quaver, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble, vibrate
careen, reel, stagger, weave
to move forward while swaying from side to side
- The toddler teetered down the rink on her new skates.
rock, roll, seesaw, swag, sway, waver, weave, wobble (also wabble)
clomp, clump, flounder, lumber, lump, pound, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, stamp, stomp, stumble, tramp, tromp
to show uncertainty about the right course of action
- Jim was teetering on the brink of making a decision about college.
balance, dither, falter, halt, hang back, hesitate, scruple, shilly-shally, stagger, vacillate, waver, wobble (also wabble)
dally, dawdle, delay, linger, pause, procrastinate, wait
back down, chicken (out)
consider, debate, deliberate, ponder, weigh
equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, waffle