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vacillating

[ vas-uh-ley-ting ]
/ ˈvæs əˌleɪ tɪŋ /
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adjective
not resolute; wavering; indecisive; hesitating: an ineffectual, vacillating person.
oscillating; swaying; fluctuating: a vacillating indicator.
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Origin of vacillating

First recorded in 1805–15; vacillat(e) + -ing2

synonym study for vacillating

1. See fickle.

OTHER WORDS FROM vacillating

vac·il·lat·ing·ly, adverbnon·vac·il·lat·ing, adjectiveun·vac·il·lat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vacillating

vacillating

rarely vacillant (ˈvæsɪlənt)

/ (ˈvæsɪˌleɪtɪŋ) /

adjective
inclined to waver; indecisive

Derived forms of vacillating

vacillatingly, adverb
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