Search Result for "vacillation":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. indecision in speech or action;
[syn: hesitation, vacillation, wavering]

2. changing location by moving back and forth;
[syn: swing, swinging, vacillation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vacillation \Vac`il*la"tion\, n. [L. vacillatio: cf. F. vacillation.] 1. The act of vacillating; a moving one way and the other; a wavering. [1913 Webster] His vacillations, always exhibited most pitiably in emergencies. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Unsteadiness of purpose; changeableness. [1913 Webster] There is a vacillation, or an alternation of knowledge and doubt. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "vacillation": alternation, capriciousness, chance, chanciness, changeableness, dallying, demurral, dillydallying, equivocation, erraticism, erraticness, fickleness, fluctuation, frequency, frequency band, frequency spectrum, harmonic motion, hesitancy, hesitation, incalculability, incertitude, indecision, indecisiveness, indemonstrability, indeterminacy, indetermination, indeterminism, irresolution, libration, luck, nutation, oscillation, pendulation, periodicity, randomness, resonance, resonance frequency, seesawing, shifting, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, shuffling, suspense, suspensefulness, teeter-tottering, teetering, tottering, unaccountability, uncertainness, uncertainty, uncertainty principle, undecidedness, undeterminedness, unforeseeableness, unpredictability, unprovability, unsureness, unverifiability, variation, vibrancy, vibratility, vibration, vicissitude, wavering, whimsicality, wobbling




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