- vacterl syndrome,
Origin of vacillation
Examples from the Web for vacillation
He also could blame the downturn on the vacillation of authorities—and politics.
At the Pentagon, which bears the brunt of much of this hesitation and vacillation, the mood is one of not-so-quiet desperation.
Paul Krugman of The New York Times is convinced that the president's weakness and vacillation are to blame.
Vacillation and inconsistency are as incompatible with successful diplomacy as they are with the national dignity.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison|Benjamin Harrison
Between bouts with prelates, Luther sent a few thunderbolts at Erasmus, accusing him of vacillation and cowardice.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers|Elbert Hubbard
The use of indefinite and weakening expressions leads to suspicion of vacillation and indecision.Sound Military Decision|U.s. Naval War College
Blank cartridges and vacillation stimulate a half-formed purpose into action.Equatorial America|Maturin M. Ballou
The Teuton system may have shortcomings but hesitation and vacillation cannot be numbered among them.Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons|Henry Charles Mahoney
c.1400, from Latin vacillationem (nominative vacillatio) "a reeling, wavering," noun of action from past participle stem of vacillare "sway to and fro." Originally in reference to opinion or conduct; literal sense is recorded from 1630s.