At the Pentagon, which bears the brunt of much of this hesitation and vacillation, the mood is one of not-so-quiet desperation.
Paul Krugman of The New York Times is convinced that the president's weakness and vacillation are to blame.
He also could blame the downturn on the vacillation of authorities—and politics.
In spite of his vacillation and final failure to evacuate Dresden, Napoleon had an excellent fighting chance.
But, in truth, Sir Harry's blackness was still the result of vacillation.
Their vacillation encouraged the idea that mutiny paid, and mutiny accordingly spread.
Is the stamp of fear and vacillation to be on every act of our lives?
Again, the vacillation of the ministry defeated the expedition against Canada.
In spite of his vacillation, her uncle was deeply attached to her.
It was probably the impossibility of differentiation between heresy and sanctity that explains the vacillation of the Inquisition.
c.1400, from Latin vacillationem (nominative vacillatio) "a reeling, wavering," noun of action from past participle stem of vacillare "sway to and fro." Originally in reference to opinion or conduct; literal sense is recorded from 1630s.