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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of pausing uncertainly;
- Example: "there was a hesitation in his speech"
[syn: hesitation, waver, falter, faltering]


1. unsteady in speech or action;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 faltering speech and visage incomposed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady. "He found his legs falter." --Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 3. To hesitate in purpose or action. [1913 Webster] Ere her native king Shall falter under foul rebellion's arms. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought. [1913 Webster] Here indeed the power of disinct conception of space and distance falters. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Faltering \Fal"ter*ing\, a. Hesitating; trembling. "With faltering speech." --Milton. -- n. Falter; halting; hesitation. -- Fal"ter*ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

faltering adj 1: unsteady in speech or action n 1: the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech" [syn: hesitation, waver, falter, faltering]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "faltering": ambling, balbutient, bashful, boggling, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, deliberate, demurring, diffident, easy, flagging, foot-dragging, gentle, gradual, halting, hesitant, hesitating, hobbled, hobbling, idle, indecisive, indolent, irresolute, jibbing, languid, languorous, lazy, leisurely, limping, lukewarm, lumbering, moderate, modest, poking, poky, qualmish, relaxed, reluctant, sauntering, scrupling, scrupulous, shilly-shallying, shrinking, shuffling, shy, slack, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, sluggish, snail-paced, snaillike, squeamish, staggering, stammering, sticking, stickling, straining, strolling, stumbling, stuttering, tentative, timid, toddling, tortoiselike, tottering, trudging, turtlelike, uncertain, unhurried, vacillatory, waddling, wavering, wobbly