Origin of vacillating
Synonyms for vacillating
verb (used without object), vac·il·lat·ed, vac·il·lat·ing.
Origin of vacillate
Synonyms for vacillate
Related Words for vacillatingunsettled, wavering, hesitating, staggering, tottering, fluctuating, indecisive, irresolute, uncertain, unsure, vacillant, unsteady, changeable, hesitant, inconstant, tentative, undecided, volatile
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Contemporary Examples of vacillating
Vacillating between silly and serious, the talk with Ansari is interrupted several times with giggling—most of it his own.Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari Is 30 Years Old and Writing a Book About Modern Love
November 12, 2013
Vacillating and unintelligent, his actions were all guided by his mistress, Mme Bonnemain.Top Ten Military Sex Scandals, Part Two
November 13, 2012
Historical Examples of vacillating
Yet hitherto our star has been a vacillating and wavering star?Little Dorrit
He was vacillating, but he was not so vacillating as the Ministers.
O that she had your taste to guide her, and to decide my too vacillating judgment!Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
He knows the tragic failure of other movements with vacillating policies.Mountain Meditations
The Jew's vacillating hope was tenacious, for it was the last.Masterpieces of Mystery
rarely vacillant (ˈvæsɪlənt)
Word Origin for vacillate
1590s, "to sway unsteadily," from Latin vacillatum, from vacillare (see vacillation). Meaning "to waver between two opinions or courses" is recorded from 1620s. Related: Vacillated; vacillates; vacillating.