- to sway to and fro; flutter: Foliage wavers in the breeze.
- to flicker or quiver, as light: A distant beam wavered and then disappeared.
- become unsteady; begin to fail or give way: When she heard the news her courage wavered.
- to shake or tremble, as the hands or voice: Her voice wavered.
- to feel or show doubt, indecision, etc.; vacillate: He wavered in his determination.
- (of things) to fluctuate or vary: Prices wavered.
- to totter or reel: The earth quaked and the tower wavered.
- an act of wavering, fluttering, or vacillating.
Origin of waver1
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Examples from the Web for unwavering
Tavakoli and the scores of other activists, bloggers, journalists and lawyers jailed in Iran deserve our unwavering support.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
We need a strong voice with moral conviction backed by the unwavering assumption that he means what he says.Obama’s Tax Rate Hypocrisy
April 16, 2014
What most impacts the viewer is not simply their consensus judgment but their rational, unwavering conviction in it.Israel’s Security Experts Cry 'Mayday'
August 1, 2013
Instead, their pressure often comes to bear on their own government, the American one, to also give Israel unwavering support.John Kerry Asks American Jews To Support Peace Efforts
June 4, 2013
His maid is painfully dishonest after years of unwavering loyalty.Fear and Loathing in Mexico
May 30, 2013
Her eyes met his, unwavering, bespeaking her implicit faith.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
The image returned his unwavering gaze with inscrutable kindness.The Gentleman From Indiana
Now she must summon all her resolution and be firm and unwavering.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
She looked at him and she seemed to measure him with her unwavering glance.The Sea-Hawk
She believed absolutely in the supernatural, and her faith in dreams was unwavering.The Gaunt Gray Wolf
- not wavering or hesitant; resolute
- to be irresolute; hesitate between two possibilities
- to become unsteady
- to fluctuate or vary
- to move back and forth or one way and another
- (of light) to flicker or flash
- the act or an instance of wavering
Word Origin and History for unwavering
late 13c., weyveren, "to show indecision," probably related to Old English wæfre "restless, wavering," from Proto-Germanic *wæbraz (cf. Middle High German wabern "to waver," Old Norse vafra "to hover about"), a frequentative form from the root of wave (v.). Related: Wavered; wavering.