Vacillatory Vac"il*la*to*ry, a. Inclined to vacillate; wavering; irresolute. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

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  • vacillatory — /vas euh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. marked by or displaying vacillation: a vacillatory policy of action. [1725 35; VACILLATE + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vacillatory — adjective Liable to waver; irresolute and hesitant. See Also: vacillate, vacillant, vacillating, vacillation …   Wiktionary

  • vacillatory — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Given to or exhibiting hesitation: halting, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, pendulous, shillyshally, tentative, timid, vacillant. See DECIDE …   English dictionary for students

  • vacillatory — vac·il·la·to·ry …   English syllables

  • vacillatory — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ləˌtōrē, tȯrē, ri adjective : manifesting vacillation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adrian II — Italian ecclesiastic: pope A.D. 867 872. Also, Hadrian II. * * * ▪ pope born 792, Rome [Italy] died c. Dec. 13, 872  pope from 867 to 872.       A relative of two previous popes, Stephen V and Sergius II, he had been called to the papacy twice… …   Universalium

  • vacillate — verb /ˈvæ.sə.leɪt,ˈvæ.sɪ.leɪt/ a) To sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate. Its [the barometers] normal register in the Paumotus [the Tuamotus] was 29.90, and it was quite customary to see it vacillate between 29.85 and 30.00, or… …   Wiktionary

  • irresolute — I adjective capricious, changeable, changeful, doubtful, doubting, dubius, erratic, faltering, fickle, fluctuating, frivolous, hesitant, hesitating, incertus, indecisive, infirm of purpose, lukewarm, mercurial, mutable, oscillating, spineless,… …   Law dictionary

  • undecided — I adjective ambiguous, ambiguus, changeful, contestable, debatable, disputable, doubtful, doubting, drawn, dubious, dubius, hesitant, incertus, indecisive, indefinite, irresolute, moot, open, pending, problematical, questionable, speculative,… …   Law dictionary

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