vacillant

[ vas-uh-luh nt ]
/ ˈvæs ə lənt /

adjective

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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Example sentences from the Web for 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.