Vacillating

/ˈvasɪleɪtɪŋ/

Origin

First recorded in 1805–15; vacillate + -ing2 (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Vacillating

Vacillating

adjective

  1. not resolute; wavering; indecisive; hesitating:
  2. oscillating; swaying; fluctuating:
  3. inclined to waver; indecisive

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Vacillating

verb (used without object)

  1. to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute:
  2. to sway unsteadily; waver; totter; stagger.
  3. to oscillate or fluctuate.

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Vacillating

verb

  1. to fluctuate in one's opinions; be indecisive
  2. to sway from side to side physically; totter or waver

dictionary.com

Vacillating

adjective

  1. Wavering between different opinions or actions; irresolute.

lexico.com

Vacillating

verb

  1. : to waver in mind, will, or feeling : hesitate in choice of opinions or courses
  2. : to sway through lack of equilibrium
  3. : fluctuate, oscillate

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Vacillating

  1. Vacillating between silly and serious, the talk with Ansari is interrupted several times with giggling—most of it his own.
  2. Vacillating and unintelligent, his actions were all guided by his mistress, Mme Bonnemain.
  3. I suppose it is characteristic of people who tic to be fickle and vacillating.
  4. For her restless and vacillating husband—he was this in her eyes as she mused—she had discovered nothing new in six years.
  5. There was no halting here, at all events; no vacillating between Christ and present things.
  6. You are, as you will be all your life, vacillating between your own temperament and the habits you acquired in the convent.
  7. That prince was a cruel despot, but weak-willed, vacillating, and totally unable to keep a friend.

Related words & Synonyms

fickle, unsettled, wavering, hesitating, staggering, tottering, fluctuating, indecisive, irresolute, uncertain, unsure, vacillant, unsteady, changeable, hesitant, inconstant, tentative, undecided, volatile

Nearby words

vaccinology , vachel , vacherin , vacillant , vacillate , vacillation , vacillatory , vacterl syndrome , vacua , vacuity

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