hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate(verb)
be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
"He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"
fluctuate, vacillate, waver(verb)
move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
"the line on the monitor vacillated"
To sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate.
To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.
to move one way and the other; to reel or stagger; to waver
to fluctuate in mind or opinion; to be unsteady or inconstant; to waver
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vas′i-lāt, v.i. to sway to and fro: to waver: to be unsteady.—adjs. Vac′illant, vacillating; Vac′illāting, inclined to fluctuate: wavering: unsteady.—adv. Vac′illātingly.—n. Vacillā′tion, act of vacillating.—adj. Vac′illātory, wavering. [L. vacillāre, -ātum.]
The numerical value of vacillate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of vacillate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I vacillate between the various theories I’ve heard, but you know, if you had somebody as president who wanted to take America down, who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world and reduce our capacity to influence events, turn our back on our allies and encourage our adversaries, it would look exactly like what Barack Obama’s doing.
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- vacil·larCatalan, Valencian
- kolísat, váhatCzech
- soutaa ja huovata, heilua, epäröidä, horjua, huojuaFinnish
- vaciller, hésiterFrench
- संदेह करनाHindi
- bera kápuna á báðum öxlumIcelandic
- nakimavoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- duabus sellis sedeo, aestuōLatin
- weifelen, wankelenDutch
- кача́ться, колеба́тьсяRussian
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