Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun falter

1 sense of falter

Sense 1
hesitation, waver, falter, faltering -- (the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech")
       => pause -- (temporary inactivity)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb falter

4 senses of falter

Sense 1
falter, waver -- (be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering")
       => hesitate, waver, waffle -- (pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures")

Sense 2
falter, waver -- (move hesitatingly, as if about to give way)
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
stumble, falter, bumble -- (walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 4
bumble, stutter, stammer, falter -- (speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room")
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

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