hesitation, waver, falter, faltering(verb)
the act of pausing uncertainly
"there was a hesitation in his speech"
be unsure or weak
"Their enthusiasm is faltering"
move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
stumble, falter, bumble(verb)
"The drunk man stumbled about"
bumble, stutter, stammer, falter(verb)
"The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
To waver or be unsteady.
to thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley
to hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters
to tremble; to totter; to be unsteady
to hesitate in purpose or action
to fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought
to utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner
hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice
Origin: [See Falter, v. i.]
Falter is a weekly magazine published in Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1977, it is published weekly on Wednesdays. Since Spring 2005 a local edition has also been published in Styria. The magazine reports from a broadly left-liberal perspective on politics, media, culture and the life. In addition to its original role as a listings magazine of the arts and social life, it has also developed a reputation for investigative journalism.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fawl′tėr, v.i. to stumble: to fail or stammer in speech: to tremble or totter: to be feeble or irresolute.—n. any unsteadiness.—n. Fal′tering, feebleness, deficiency.—adv. Fal′teringly, in a faltering or hesitating manner. [Prob. a freq. of falden, fold. The conn. with fault, in which the l is late, is untenable.]
The numerical value of falter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of falter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.
I think that was the bifurcation point. A lot of OPEC economies were starting to falter.
We shall not fail or falter we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Current levels around 100 yen to the dollar won't deal a decisive blow to Japanese companies as a whole, nor will it cause the economy to falter.
To be a saint is the exception to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.
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