Part of speech:
Precarious; unstable; unreliable.
Marked by or given to doubt; questioning:
Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
Not clearly predictable; uncertain; unsure
Allowing movement or action only at a low speed:
To pause is defined as to stop for a brief period of time.
Waffle is defined as to go back and forth on an opinion in speaking or writing.
To be a waiter or waitress at:
To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
Straddle is defined as to sit, stand or move with the legs spread apart, or to refuse to take a side with an issue or argument.
The definition of stammer is to stutter or to speak with involuntary pauses and often where the first sound of each word is repeated.
To avoid by or as by stepping aside; dodge
Pussyfoot is to walk cautiously or to act in a way to avoid commitment.
To postpone or delay needlessly.
To linger or wait close by, esp. in an overprotective, insistent, or anxious way
To try to avoid or lessen loss by making counterbalancing bets, investments, etc.
Flounder is defined as to stumble or struggle to talk, make a lot of errors, or move in a clumsy way.
(Intransitive) To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity.
To be undecided or skeptical about:
(Archaic) To delay.
To think carefully and often slowly, as about a choice to be made.
To spend (time) idly:
To stop short and refuse to go on:
To refrain from (doing something):
Stutter is defined as to repeat the same sound over and over again, or to speak with involuntary pauses.
To waste time in hesitation or vacillation; loiter or dawdle
To determine the weight of (something) in a weighing device.
Shrink is defined as to become less, reduce or make smaller.
To get along; manage
To consider reasons for and against; deliberate on
To tergiversate is to often change your mind about a subject or cause, or to change your alliances.
To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
Oscillate is to swing back and forth, either literally or in terms of your opinion, action or mood.
To recoil is to spring back or back away.
To weigh mentally; think deeply about; consider carefully
Alternate is to take turns or do something after another person has finished.
Wobble is defined as to move or cause to move in an unsteady way, to have your voice quiver, or to be unable to commit to a course of action.
Doubt, waver, be shocked
To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.
To reach as a decision or intention; determine
To persevere is to stick with something, even if it becomes difficult.
To be discarded or abolished:
To go on again after an interruption; resume
To decide by reasoning; infer; deduce
To decide is defined as to conclude, settle or make a choice.
To be continually changing or varying in an irregular way
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