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

3 senses of waver

Sense 1
waver -- (someone who communicates by waving)
       => communicator -- (a person who communicates with others)

Sense 2
hesitation, waver, falter, faltering -- (the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech")
       => pause -- (temporary inactivity)

Sense 3
waver, flutter, flicker -- (the act of moving back and forth)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

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

7 senses of waver

Sense 1
hesitate, waver, waffle -- (pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures")

Sense 2
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 3
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 4
fluctuate, vacillate, waver -- (move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated")
       => swing -- (alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down")

Sense 5
flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver -- (move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered")
       => move back and forth -- (move in one direction and then into the opposite direction)

Sense 6
waver, weave -- (sway to and fro)
       => swing, sway -- (move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back")

Sense 7
quaver, waver -- (give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency)
       => voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise -- (utter with vibrating vocal chords)

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