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[vas-uh-luh nt]
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  1. wavering; hesitant; indecisive; vacillating.
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Origin of vacillant

1515–25; < Latin vacillant- (stem of vacillāns), present participle of vacillāre to vacillate; see -ant
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Related Words for vacillant

afraid, averse, backward, delaying, diffident, disinclined, doubtful, half-hearted, halting, hesitating, indecisive, irresolute, lazy, loath, pendulous, reluctant, shilly-shally, shy, skeptical, slow

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Historical Examples of vacillant

  • And life became as easy to bear as a vacillant vision seen in dream.

    The Created Legend

    Feodor Sologub

  • The business could not hold young Weldon's vacillant temperament for long; neither could Diana.