[vas-uh-luh nt]


wavering; hesitant; indecisive; vacillating.

Origin of vacillant

1515–25; < Latin vacillant- (stem of vacillāns), present participle of vacillāre to vacillate; see -ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vacillant

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.