- 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
Examples from the Web for unfalteringly
Historical Examples of unfalteringly
In the telescopic screen, the other ship came on unfalteringly.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
Clemens was always beautifully and unfalteringly a republican.Literary Friends And Acquaintances
William Dean Howells
Unfalteringly I say, the witch is a crime of their own making.Michelet.Woman, Church & State
Matilda Joslyn Gage
Unfalteringly do I say, “The Witch is a crime of their own achieving.”La Sorcire: The Witch of the Middle Ages
Every utterance of this woman was unfalteringly pious and Christian.Eugenie Grandet
Honore de Balzac
- (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 for falter
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.