vac·il·late || 'væsɪleɪt v. sway to and from, fluctuate; hesitate, waver

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  • Vacillating — Vac il*la ting, a. Inclined to fluctuate; wavering. Tennyson. {Vac il*la ting*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vacillating — index capricious, dubious, faithless, hesitant, inconsistent, irresolute, irresponsible, moving (in …   Law dictionary

  • vacillating — [vas′əlāt΄iŋ] adj. wavering or tending to waver in motion, opinion, etc. vacillatingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • vacillating — vacillatingly, adv. /vas euh lay ting/, adj. 1. not resolute; wavering; indecisive; hesitating: an ineffectual, vacillating person. 2. oscillating; swaying; fluctuating: a vacillating indicator. Also, vacillant. [1805 15; VACILLATE + ING2] Syn. 1 …   Universalium

  • Vacillating — Vacillate Vac il*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vacillated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vacillating}.] [L. vacillare, vacillatum; cf. Skr. va[ n]c.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move one way and the other; to reel or stagger; to waver. [1913 Webster] [A spheroid] is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vacillating — adjective Liable to vacillate; wavering, irresolute …   Wiktionary

  • vacillating — Synonyms and related words: adrift, afloat, alternating, amorphous, capricious, changeable, changeful, coquettish, desultory, deviable, dizzy, eccentric, erratic, faddish, fast and loose, fickle, fitful, flickering, flighty, flirtatious, flitting …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vacilLating — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. changeable, uncertain, unreliable, fickle, inconstant, unstable, mutable, fitful, irresolute, unsettled, unsteady, capricious, shifting, volatile. Ant. constant*, steady, unchanging …   English dictionary for students

  • vacillating — a. Wavering, fluctuating, unsteady, inconstant …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • vacillating — adj 1. vacillant, vacillatory, indecisive, irresolute, unresolved, unsettled, uncertain, undecided, ambivalent, of two minds; of mixed feelings; wavering, dithering, faltering, hesitating, hesitant, wishy washy; oscillating, fluctuating, going… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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