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wa·ver

 (wā′vər)
intr.v. wa·vered, wa·ver·ing, wa·vers
1.
a. To move unsteadily back and forth: The flowers wavered in the breeze. See Synonyms at swing.
b. To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion: The child wavered along the hall. Snowflakes wavered down.
2.
a. To exhibit irresolution or indecision; vacillate: They wavered over buying a house.
b. To become unsteady or unsure; falter: His resolve began to waver.
c. To become diverted: She never wavered from her position opposing the war.
3. To change or fluctuate: The weather wavered between sunny and overcast.
4.
a. To tremble or quaver in sound, as of the voice or a musical note.
b. To flicker or glimmer: The door opened, and the light from the candle wavered.
n.
The action of wavering: the waver of the flashlight in the distance.

[Middle English waveren; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

wa′ver·er n.
wa′ver·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wavering - indecision in speech or actionwavering - 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"
2.wavering - the quality of being unsteady and subject to changeswavering - the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes; "he kept a record of price fluctuations"
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
scintillation - the twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight
Adj.1.wavering - uncertain in purpose or actionwavering - uncertain in purpose or action  
irresolute - uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute"
Translations

wavering

[ˈweɪvərɪŋ]
B. N (= flickering) → temblor m; (= indecisiveness) → vacilación f, indecisión f, irresolución f

wavering

adj
(= shaky) voicebebend; shadowtanzend
(= uncertain) loyaltyunsicher; courage, determinationwankend; support (= hesitating)wechselhaft; (= decreasing)nachlassend
n (= hesitation)Schwanken nt; there will be no wavering from the course of reformder Reformkurs wird strikt eingehalten

wavering

[ˈweɪvrɪŋ]
1. adj (flame) → tremolante; (needle) → oscillante; (voice) → tremulo/a; (voters, support) → tentennante
2. n (of flame) → tremolio; (of needle) → oscillazione f; (of voice) → tremito (fig) (hesitation) → tentennamento, titubanza
References in classic literature ?
Had it been allowable entertainment, had there been no pain to her friend, or reproach to herself, in the waverings of Harriet's mind, Emma would have been amused by its variations.