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wobbling

adjective
variants: also wabbling

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(Entry 1 of 3)

marked by or given to small uncontrollable bodily movements
  • her wobbling gait is due to Parkinson's disease

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wobbling

noun
variants: also wabbling

Synonyms & Antonyms of wobbling (Entry 2 of 3)

wobbling

verb
variants: also wabbling
present participle of wobble

Synonyms & Antonyms of wobbling (Entry 3 of 3)

1 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

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2 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
  • the table wobbled whenever I leaned on it

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3 to show uncertainty about the right course of action
  • we cannot afford to have the governor wobble at this critical time

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4 to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side
  • the drunk stood up, wobbled for a moment, and fell forward

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“Wobbling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wobbling. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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