fluttering, swaying to and fro, tottering, or reeling: To make things more bearable, he imagined she was close by—just beyond that wavering curtain.The two stumbling cousins came to a wavering halt, leaning on each other.
flickering or quivering, as light: In the wavering light of the torch, the old warrior's face showed fond concern.
becoming unsteady; beginning to fail or give way: It wasn’t just the physical pain I suffered, it was the loss of self, the wavering sense of identity.
shaking or trembling, as the hands or voice: "Our thoughts are with our colleague’s family, friends, and loved ones," said the anchorman with a wavering voice.
feeling or showing doubt, indecision, etc.; vacillating: The disciplined mind is strong and effective, while the constantly wavering mind is weak and ineffective.
fluctuating or varying: The participants braved the wavering March weather for an engaging and action-packed day.
the act or condition of becoming unsteady, vacillating, faltering, or fluctuating: Any wavering of attention is very likely to result in an error.
the act or condition of flickering, swaying, tottering, or fluttering: There was a wavering in the cracked screen.
the act or condition of shaking or trembling, as the hands or voice: Her fear began to manifest itself in a minute trembling of her hand and a slight wavering of her voice.
- wa·ver·ing·ly, adverb
- non·wa·ver·ing, adjective
- un·wa·ver·ing, adjective
- un·wa·ver·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use wavering in a sentence
He held the sabre lower, but the point was kept unwaveringly at the chest of his enemy; his teeth were set.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
He had listened intently, without interruption, sitting up on the cot, his look fixed unwaveringly on the narrator.Flamsted quarries | Mary E. Waller
But the ill-fated Queen, nursed from childhood in the faith, was not more unwaveringly firm than was this six-days' neophyte.Hubert's Wife | Minnie Mary Lee
Madam Giron had finally decided to follow the advice of Dr. Kirby, which was, and had been unwaveringly from the beginning, to go.East Angels | Constance Fenimore Woolson
Both of them, in their letters, complained bitterly of the obstructive policy which the Tories still unwaveringly carried out.I, Thou, and the Other One | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr