Synonyms and Antonyms of wobble
to make a series of small irregular or violent movements
- The patient's hand wobbles so much that he can scarcely hold a glass of water.
agitate, convulse, jerk, jiggle, joggle, jolt, jounce, quake, quiver, shake, shudder, vibrate
rock, sway, swing
chatter, quaver, shiver, thrill, tremble
flicker, fluctuate, flutter, oscillate, undulate, wave
beat, palpitate, pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, pulsate, pulse, throb
to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
- The table wobbled whenever I leaned on it.
blunder, buck, dodder, falter, flounder, halt, hitch, hobble, jerk, jolt, reel, shake, stagger, stumble, teeter, toddle, totter, tumble, vacillate, vibrate, waddle, waver, weave
oscillate, undulate, wag, waggle
to show uncertainty about the right course of action
- We cannot afford to have the governor wobble at this critical time.
balance, dither, falter, halt, hang back, hesitate, scruple, shilly-shally, stagger, teeter, vacillate, waver
dally, dawdle, delay, linger, pause, procrastinate, wait
back down, chicken (out)
consider, debate, deliberate, ponder, weigh
equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, waffle
to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side
- The vase wobbled for a moment, and fell off the shelf.
flounder, lurch, stumble, toddle
quake, quaver, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble, vibrate
careen, reel, stagger, weave