vacillation

[ vas-uh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌvæs əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

an act or instance of vacillating.
a state of indecision or irresolution.
unsteady movement; fluctuation.

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Origin of vacillation

1350–1400; Middle English vacillacion < Latin vacillātiōn- (stem of vacillātiō) a swaying. See vacillate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM vacillation

non·vac·il·la·tion, noun
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