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Monday, October 10, 2011

Definitions for titubant

  1. A disturbance of body equilibrium in standing or walking, resulting in an uncertain gait and trembling.

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Citations for titubant
Byron did something of the kind in Don Juan; and the world at large is still quivering and titubant under the shock of his appeal. W. E. Henley, "The Secret of Wordsworth," The Pall Mall Magazine, Volume 30, 1903
Sir Oran's mode of progression being very vacillating, indirect, and titubant; enough so, at least, to show that he had not completely danced off the effects of the Madeira. Thomas Love Peacock, Melincourt, Volume 1
Origin of titubant
Titubant derives from the Latin titubātiōn- meaning a staggering, equivalent to titubāt, past participle of titubāre to stagger + -iōn-.