- 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 unwaveringly
Eric looked at her unwaveringly and bade her finish her story.The Education of Eric Lane
As a perishing blond without an alphabet I should have done this unwaveringly.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
He would reason out a purpose and then unwaveringly adhere to it.Prescott of Saskatchewan
He saw the gleam in the dog's eyes, fixed upon him unwaveringly.Pharais and The Mountain Lovers
Her gaze fastened on Magda's face and clung there unwaveringly while she read the letter.The Lamp of Fate
- 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 unwaveringly
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.