Thesaurus

vacillation

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of vacillation

a state or an instance of temporary inaction because of uncertainty about the right course of action
  • the president was soundly criticized for his vacillation before responding to the crisis

Synonyms for vacillation

Words Related to vacillation

Near Antonyms for vacillation

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About vacillation

Time Traveler for vacillation

Time Traveler

The first known use of vacillation was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near vacillation

vacillated

vacillates

vacillating

vacillation

vacuate

vacuated

vacuates

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Vacillation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vacillation. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on vacillation

Nglish: Translation of vacillation for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of vacillation for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!