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vacillant

[ vas-uh-luhnt ]
/ ˈvæs ə lənt /
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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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  • The business could not hold young Weldon's vacillant temperament for long; neither could Diana.

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

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