vacillatory

[ vas-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈvæs ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

marked by or displaying vacillation: a vacillatory policy of action.

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Origin of vacillatory

First recorded in 1725–35; vacillate + -ory1
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