falteringly


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fal·ter

 (fôl′tər)
intr.v. fal·tered, fal·ter·ing, fal·ters
1. To be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; waver: "She never faltered in her resolution to regain her old position" (Louis Auchincloss).
2. To speak hesitatingly; stammer: faltered in reciting the poem.
3.
a. To move unsteadily or haltingly; stumble: The racehorse faltered right after the start.
b. To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance: The economy faltered in the second quarter. His memory began to falter.
n.
1. Unsteadiness in speech or action: finished the project without falter.
2. A faltering sound: answered with a falter in his voice.

[Middle English falteren, to stagger, possibly from Old Norse faltrask, to be puzzled, hesitate.]

fal′ter·er n.
fal′ter·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.falteringly - in an unsteady mannerfalteringly - in an unsteady manner; "he walked unsteadily toward the exit"; "The wounded soldier was swinging unsteadily on his legs"
Translations
مُتَرَنِّحا، مُتَلَعْثِما
váhavězajíkavě
ingadozva
meî óstyrkum hætti
kekeleyerek

falteringly

[ˈfɔːltərɪŋlɪ] ADV [say] → con voz entrecortada, con la voz quebrada

falteringly

adv saystockend, stammelnd; (= hesitantly)zögernd; (= unsteadily) move, walktaumelnd

falter

(ˈfoːltə) verb
1. to stumble or hesitate. She walked without faltering.
2. to speak with hesitation. Her voice faltered.
ˈfaltering adjective
ˈfalteringly adverb
References in classic literature ?
For the good of the shire," began the Sheriff again, falteringly, "we did proclaim an amnesty; but 'twas because these men had proved a menace--"
like those, Dorothea," said Celia, rather falteringly, beginning to think with wonder that her sister showed some weakness, and also that emeralds would suit her own complexion even better than purple amethysts.
John," Wendy said falteringly, "perhaps we don't remember the old life as well as we thought we did.
I see you think I have no chance," Brownie said falteringly.
Presently his hand went falteringly to his forehead, an expression of wonderment filled his eyes--of wonderment and sudden understanding.
In a thin, cracked voice she spoke, hesitatingly, falteringly, as though she were using unfamiliar words and speaking a strange tongue.
The girl rose falteringly to a sitting posture upon the couch.
What I said ain't what I meant," Martin confessed falteringly, while he made up his mind to throw himself wholly upon the other's mercy.
Slowly and falteringly, in sorrow and in hesitation, she had once approached me.
At twenty-three, the same hand falteringly presented cigars on Sundays to the Father of the Marshalsea, and Father of the queen of his soul.
Forgive me for disturbing you," she began falteringly.
What could than my dreams romantic This is where a young chap might once falteringly have invited his prospective father-in-law to ask for a daughter's hand in marriage.