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tottering

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

marked by or given to small uncontrollable bodily movements
  • after the accident, she was only able to take a few tottering steps at a time

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tottering

verb
present participle of totter

Synonyms of tottering (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to move forward while swaying from side to side
  • tottered around the house as she practiced walking in high heels

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2 to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side
  • the figurine tottered precariously for a moment before falling off the shelf

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The first known use of tottering was in 1534

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“Tottering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tottering. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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