Vacillation

/vasɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

Origin

1350–1400; Middle English vacillacion < Latin vacillātiōn- (stem of vacillātiō) a swaying. See vacillate, -ion (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Vacillation

Vacillation

noun

  1. an act or instance of vacillating.
  2. a state of indecision or irresolution.
  3. unsteady movement; fluctuation.

dictionary.com

Vacillation

noun

  1. The inability to decide between different opinions or actions; indecision.

lexico.com

Vacillation

noun

  1. : an act or instance of vacillating
  2. : inability to take a stand : irresolution, indecision

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Vacillation

  1. He also could blame the downturn on the vacillation of authorities—and politics.
  2. At the Pentagon, which bears the brunt of much of this hesitation and vacillation, the mood is one of not-so-quiet desperation.
  3. Paul Krugman of The New York Times is convinced that the president's weakness and vacillation are to blame.
  4. Vacillation and inconsistency are as incompatible with successful diplomacy as they are with the national dignity.
  5. Between bouts with prelates, Luther sent a few thunderbolts at Erasmus, accusing him of vacillation and cowardice.
  6. The use of indefinite and weakening expressions leads to suspicion of vacillation and indecision.
  7. Blank cartridges and vacillation stimulate a half-formed purpose into action.
  8. The Teuton system may have shortcomings but hesitation and vacillation cannot be numbered among them.

Related words & Synonyms

hesitation, uncertainty, indecision, doubt, hesitancy, indecisiveness, inconstancy, vibration, wave, sway, swing, tentativeness

Nearby words

vachel , vacherin , vacillant , vacillate , vacillating , vacillatory , vacterl syndrome , vacua , vacuity , vacuolate

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