1350–1400; Middle English vacillacion < Latin vacillātiōn- (stem of vacillātiō) a swaying. See vacillate, -ion (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Vacillation
- an act or instance of vacillating.
- a state of indecision or irresolution.
- unsteady movement; fluctuation.
- The inability to decide between different opinions or actions; indecision.
- : an act or instance of vacillating
- : inability to take a stand : irresolution, indecision
Example sentences for Vacillation
- He also could blame the downturn on the vacillation of authorities—and politics.
- At the Pentagon, which bears the brunt of much of this hesitation and vacillation, the mood is one of not-so-quiet desperation.
- Paul Krugman of The New York Times is convinced that the president's weakness and vacillation are to blame.
- Vacillation and inconsistency are as incompatible with successful diplomacy as they are with the national dignity.
- Between bouts with prelates, Luther sent a few thunderbolts at Erasmus, accusing him of vacillation and cowardice.
- The use of indefinite and weakening expressions leads to suspicion of vacillation and indecision.
- Blank cartridges and vacillation stimulate a half-formed purpose into action.
- The Teuton system may have shortcomings but hesitation and vacillation cannot be numbered among them.
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