faltering


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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.

faltering

(ˈfɔːltərɪŋ)
adj
1. unsteady; shaky
2. not fluent; hesitant
3. experiencing difficulties; struggling
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faltering - the act of pausing uncertainlyfaltering - the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
pause - temporary inactivity
Adj.1.faltering - unsteady in speech or action
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"

faltering

adjective hesitant, broken, weak, uncertain, stumbling, tentative, stammering, timid, irresolute He spoke in faltering English.
Translations
مُتَرَنِّح، مُتَلَعْثِم
váhavýzajíkavý
usikker
botladozó
óstyrkur
kekeleyen

faltering

[ˈfɔːltərɪŋ] ADJ [voice] → entrecortado, quebrado; [step] → vacilante

faltering

[ˈfɔːltərɪŋ] adj
[steps] → hésitant(e)
[voice, speech] → hésitant(e)
[economy, process] → chancelant(e)

faltering

adj voicestockend, stammelnd; (= hesitating, wavering)zögernd; (= unsteady)taumelnd; economygeschwächt; campaignhalbherzig; recoveryzögernd

faltering

[ˈfɔːltərɪŋ] adjincerto/a

falter

(ˈfoːltə) verb
1. to stumble or hesitate. She walked without faltering.
2. to speak with hesitation. Her voice faltered.
ˈfaltering adjective
ˈfalteringly adverb
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