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

2 senses of wavering

Sense 1
hesitation, vacillation, wavering -- (indecision in speech or action)
       => indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution -- (doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action; "his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost")

Sense 2
fluctuation, wavering -- (the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes; "he kept a record of price fluctuations")
       => irregularity, unregularity -- (not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals)

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)

Antonyms of adj wavering

1 sense of wavering

Sense 1
vacillant, vacillating, wavering -- (uncertain in purpose or action)

INDIRECT (VIA irresolute) -> resolute -- (firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith")

Similarity of adj wavering

1 sense of wavering

Sense 1
vacillant, vacillating, wavering -- (uncertain in purpose or action)
       => irresolute (vs. resolute) -- (uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute")

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