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falter

noun

1 falter

The act of pausing uncertainly.

synonyms: faltering, hesitation, waver.

Polish: zacięcie, zająknięcie, zająknienie



verb

1 falter

Be unsure or weak:
— Their enthusiasm is faltering.

synonym: waver.

Roget 859: despair; lose all hope, give up all hope, abandon all hope, relinquish all hope, lose the hope of, give up the hope of, abandon the hope of, relinquish the hope of; give up, give over; yield to despair; falter; despond ... show more

Roget 275: move slowly etc. adv.; creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunter; plod, trudge, stump along, ... show more

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 605: be irresolute etc. adj.; hang in suspense, keep in suspense; leave "ad referendum"; think twice about, pause; dawdle etc. (inactivity) 683; remain neuter; dillydally, ... show more

2 falter

Move hesitatingly, as if about to give way.

synonym: waver.

3 falter

Walk unsteadily.

synonyms: bumble, stumble.

Roget 732: fail; be unsuccessful etc. adj.; not succeed etc. 731; make vain efforts etc. n.; do in vain, labor in vain, toil in vain; flunk [U.S.]; ... show more

Dutch: stommelen

4 falter

Speak haltingly:
— The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room.

synonyms: bumble, stammer, stutter.

Roget 583: stammer, stutter, hesitate, falter, hammer; balbutiate, balbucinate, haw, hum and haw, be unable to put two words together.    mumble, mutter; maud, mauder; ... show more

Dutch: stamelen, stotteren


Moby thesaurus: Bebung, abandon hope, back down, back out, balance, bashfulness, blench, blunder, bob, bobble, boggle, boggling, bounce, bump, careen, career, caution, cautiousness, chatter, chicken ... show more.

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