Faltering
Faltering Fal"ter*ing, a. Hesitating; trembling. ``With faltering speech.'' --Milton. -- n. Falter; halting; hesitation. -- {Fal"ter*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • faltering — index diffident, disinclined, doubt (indecision), hesitant, hesitation, irresolute, noncommittal …   Law dictionary

  • faltering — [[t]fɔ͟ːltərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ A faltering attempt, effort, or movement is uncertain because the person doing it is nervous or weak, or does not really know what to do. Now I feel I can do it, he said in faltering English... Leaning on Jon, Michael took …   English dictionary

  • Faltering — Falter Fal ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Faltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Faltering}.] [OE. falteren, faltren, prob. from fault. See {Fault}, v. & n.] 1. To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters. [1913 Webster] With… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faltering — fal|ter|ing [ˈfo:ltərıŋ US ˈfo:l ] adj 1.) nervous and uncertain or unsteady ▪ a baby s first faltering steps 2.) becoming less effective or successful ▪ the faltering Mideast peace talks >falteringly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • faltering — fal|ter|ing [ fɔlt(ə)rıŋ ] adjective 1. ) becoming less effective and successful: the faltering peace process 2. ) weak and lacking in confidence: HESITANT: She spoke to the court in a faltering voice …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • faltering — UK [ˈfɔːlt(ə)rɪŋ] / US [ˈfɔlt(ə)rɪŋ] adjective 1) becoming less effective and successful the faltering peace process 2) weak and lacking in confidence She spoke to the court in a faltering voice …   English dictionary

  • faltering — falter ► VERB 1) lose strength or momentum. 2) move or speak hesitantly. DERIVATIVES falterer noun faltering adjective. ORIGIN perhaps from FOLD(Cf. ↑foldable) (which was occasionally used of the faltering of the legs or tongue) …   English terms dictionary

  • faltering — adj. Faltering is used with these nouns: ↑economy, ↑step …   Collocations dictionary

  • faltering — adjective nervous and uncertain or unsteady: a baby s first faltering steps falteringly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • faltering — un·faltering; …   English syllables

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