vacillating

  • 1 Vacillating — Vac il*la ting, a. Inclined to fluctuate; wavering. Tennyson. {Vac il*la ting*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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

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

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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… …

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

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  • 7 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 …

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

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  • 9 vacillating — vac·il·late || væsɪleɪt v. sway to and from, fluctuate; hesitate, waver …

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  • 10 vacillating — a. Wavering, fluctuating, unsteady, inconstant …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 vacillating — vac•il•lat•ing [[t]ˈvæs əˌleɪ tɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) not resolute; wavering; indecisive 2) oscillating; fluctuating • Etymology: 1805–15 vac′il•lat ing•ly, adv …

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  • 13 vacillating — /ˈvæsəleɪtɪŋ/ (say vasuhlayting) adjective 1. that vacillates; wavering. 2. characterised by vacillation. Also, vacillatory. {vacillat(e) + ing2} –vacillatingly, adverb …

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  • 14 vacillating — adjective uncertain in purpose or action • Syn: ↑vacillant, ↑wavering • Similar to: ↑irresolute • Derivationally related forms: ↑vacillate (for: ↑vacillant) …

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  • 15 Vacillatingly — Vacillating Vac il*la ting, a. Inclined to fluctuate; wavering. Tennyson. {Vac il*la ting*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 non-aligned —    vacillating in allegiance    The representatives of countries which so described themselves met in Belgrade in 1961, claiming with more or less sincerity that they favoured neither Washington nor Moscow.    Jennings in 1965 described them as… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 17 fickle — fickleness, n. /fik euhl/, adj. 1. likely to change, esp. due to caprice, irresolution, or instability; casually changeable: fickle weather. 2. not constant or loyal in affections: a fickle lover. [bef. 1000; ME fikel, OE ficol deceitful, akin to …

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  • 18 international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 19 vacillate — vac‧il‧late [ˈvæsleɪt] verb [intransitive] FINANCE if prices or rates vacillate, they continually change by small amounts: • Prices will vacillate near or slightly below current levels. • The rate of inflation has been vacillating between 4% and …

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  • 20 irresolute — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. infirm of purpose, of two minds, halfhearted; dubious, undecided, unresolved, undetermined; hesitating, on the fence; at a loss; vacillating, unsteady, changeable, fickle, capricious, volatile; weak …

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