[syn: vacillant, vacillating, wavering]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Waver \Wa"ver\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wavered; p. pr. & vb. n.
Wavering.] [OE. waveren, from AS. w[ae]fre wavering,
restless. See Wave, v. i.]
1. To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other;
hence, to totter; to reel; to swing; to flutter.
With banners and pennons wavering with the wind.
Thou wouldst waver on one of these trees as a terror
to all evil speakers against dignities. --Sir W.
2. To be unsettled in opinion; to vacillate; to be
undetermined; to fluctuate; as, to water in judgment.
Let us hold fast . . . without wavering. --Heb. x.
In feeble hearts, propense enough before
To waver, or fall off and join with idols. --Milton.
Syn: To reel; totter; vacillate. See Fluctuate.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
258 Moby Thesaurus words for "wavering":
adrift, aflicker, afloat, agnostic, alternating, alternation,
ambiguous, amorphous, bickering, blinking, broken, capricious,
capriciousness, careening, catchy, chancy, changeability,
changeable, changeableness, changeful, changing, choppiness,
choppy, dancing, dappleness, desultory, deviable, deviating,
deviation, deviative, deviatory, dicey, dickey, difference,
different, differentiation, disconnected, discontinuous, disorder,
disorderly, divaricate, divarication, divergence, divergent,
diversification, diversified, diversiform, dizzy, doubting,
eccentric, equivocal, equivocation, erose, erratic, faltering,
fast and loose, fickle, fitful, flashing, flickering, flickery,
flicky, flighty, flitting, fluctuant, fluctuating, fluctuation,
fluctuational, fluttering, fluttery, freakish, frequency,
frequency band, frequency spectrum, giddy, guttering, halting,
harmonic, harmonic motion, herky-jerky, hesitancy, hesitant,
hesitating, heteroclite, immethodical, impetuous, impulsive,
incalculable, inconsistency, inconsistent, inconstancy, inconstant,
indecision, indecisive, indemonstrable, inequality, infirm,
insecure, instability, intermittent, intermitting, irregular,
irregularity, irresolute, irresolution, irresponsible, jagged,
jerkiness, jerky, lambent, libration, libratory, lurching, mazy,
mercurial, mercuriality, moody, motley, motleyness, mutability,
mutable, nonconformism, nonconformist, nonconformity, nonstandard,
nonstandardization, nonuniform, nonuniformity, nutation,
nutational, oscillating, oscillation, oscillatory, patchy,
pendular, pendulating, pendulation, pendulous, periodic,
periodicity, playing, pluralism, pluralistic, polysemous,
quivering, quivery, ragged, raggedness, rambling, resonance,
resonance frequency, resonant, restless, rootless, rough, roving,
scatterbrained, scrappy, seesawing, shaky, shapeless, shifting,
shifty, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, shuffling, skeptical,
snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, spineless,
spluttering, sporadic, spotty, sputtering, sputtery, staggering,
stroboscopic, teeter-tottering, teetering, tottering, touch-and-go,
unaccountable, uncertain, unconfirmable, unconformism,
unconformity, uncontrolled, unconvinced, undependable,
undisciplined, undivinable, unequable, unequal, uneven, unevenness,
unfixed, unforeseeable, unmethodical, unmetrical, unorthodox,
unorthodoxy, unpersuaded, unpredictable, unprovable, unregular,
unreliable, unrestrained, unrhythmical, unsettled, unstable,
unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteadiness, unsteady,
unsure, unsystematic, ununiform, unverifiable, vacillating,
vacillation, vacillatory, vagrant, variability, variable,
variation, variegated, variegation, variety, variform, various,
variousness, varying, veering, versatility, vibrancy, vibratile,
vibratility, vibrating, vibration, vibratory, vicissitude,
vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton,
wavery, wavy, wayward, weak, whimsical, wishy-washy, wobbling,