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falter

fal·ter

falter

 
pronunciation:
fawl tr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: faltered, faltering, falters
definition 1: to move, speak, or act hesitatingly or unsteadily; stumble.
synonyms:
stumble
similar words:
dodder, halt, hem and haw, hesitate, quiver, stagger, stammer, stutter, teeter, totter, trip, waver
definition 2: to waver in confidence or purpose.
synonyms:
waver
antonyms:
steady
similar words:
hesitate, stagger, vacillate
definition 3: to function unsteadily, intermittently, or with diminished power, as a mechanical or electrical device.
antonyms:
steady
similar words:
break down, fail, limp, stutter
 
part of speech: noun
definition: hesitation or unsteadiness of action or speech.
synonyms:
hesitation, unsteadiness
similar words:
quiver, stammer, stumble, stutter, teeter, totter, waver, wobble
derivations: falteringly (adv.), falterer (n.)