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teetering

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in rickety, tottering

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teetering

verb
present participle of teeter

Synonyms & Antonyms of teetering (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side
  • he nervously teetered at the edge of the pool before finally diving in

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2 to move forward while swaying from side to side
  • the toddler teetered down the rink in her new ice skates

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3 to show uncertainty about the right course of action
  • was teetering on the brink of making a decision about college

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“Teetering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/teetering. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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