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vacillate

vac·il·late

vacillate

 
 
pronunciation:
vae sih leIt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: vacillated, vacillates, vacillating
definition 1: to hesitate or waver in giving an opinion or making a decision; be indecisive.
The leaders vacillated and wasted precious time, thereby allowing the enemy to regroup.
synonyms:
falter, shilly-shally, waver
similar words:
beat around the bush, dither, equivocate, flip-flop, fluctuate, halt, hang, hedge, hesitate, oscillate, pussyfoot, seesaw, sway, tergiversate, wobble, yo-yo
definition 2: to sway, fluctuate, or oscillate.
I vacillate in my opinion of him; one day I admire him, and the next I detest him.
synonyms:
fluctuate, oscillate, sway, waver
similar words:
change, flutter, reel, rock, swing, toss, totter, undulate, vary, vibrate, wobble
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derivations: vacillating (adj.), vacillatingly (adv.), vacillation (n.), vacillator (n.)