- to hesitate or waver in action, purpose, intent, etc.; give way: Her courage did not falter at the prospect of hardship.
- to speak hesitatingly or brokenly.
- to move unsteadily; stumble.
- to utter hesitatingly or brokenly: to falter an apology.
- the act of faltering; an unsteadiness of gait, voice, action, etc.
- a faltering sound.
Origin of falter
Related Wordsabiding, bound, enduring, firm, indefatigable, mulish, persevering, pigheaded, resolute, set, steady, stubborn, sure, tireless, unfailing, unflagging, unflappable, unflinching, unqualified, unswerving
Examples from the Web for unfaltering
He hesitated, looking at her firmly with his unfaltering gaze.A Spirit in Prison
From that time until the present year she has been unfaltering in her devotion.
But courage was unfaltering, faith undimmed, power unabated.
How many reasons for your deep and unfaltering affection for each other!The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
Now, from Alicia's manner it was plain that the blow had fallen from an unfaltering hand.Half a Hero
- (intr) to be hesitant, weak, or unsure; waver
- (intr) to move unsteadily or hesitantly; stumble
- to utter haltingly or hesitantly; stammer
- uncertainty or hesitancy in speech or action
- a quavering or irregular sound
Word Origin and History for unfaltering
mid-14c., of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse faltrask "be burdened, hesitate, be troubled"), or a frequentative of Middle English falden "to fold," influenced by fault. Related: Faltered; faltering.