Monday, October 10, 2011
titubant noun [TICH-oo-buhnt] A disturbance of body equilibrium in standing or walking, resulting in an uncertain gait and trembling.
Definitions for titubant
- A disturbance of body equilibrium in standing or walking, resulting in an uncertain gait and trembling.
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Citations for titubant
Byron did something of the kind in Don Juan; and the world at large is still quivering and titubant under the shock of his appeal.
Sir Oran's mode of progression being very vacillating, indirect, and titubant; enough so, at least, to show that he had not completely danced off the effects of the Madeira.
Origin of titubant
Titubant derives from the Latin titubātiōn- meaning a staggering, equivalent to titubāt, past participle of titubāre to stagger + -iōn-.