waver synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term waver:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. waver(noun)

    someone who communicates by waving

    Synonyms:
    faltering, hesitation, falter, flutter, flicker

  2. hesitation, waver, falter, faltering(noun)

    the act of pausing uncertainly

    Synonyms:
    disinclination, falter, reluctance, flicker, wavering, indisposition, hesitation, flutter, faltering, vacillation, waver, hesitancy

  3. waver, flutter, flicker(verb)

    the act of moving back and forth

    Synonyms:
    commotion, fluttering, flapping, disturbance, waver, flap, flicker, glint, flutter, falter, to-do, hurly burly, spark, faltering, hesitation, hoo-ha, disruption, kerfuffle, hoo-hah

  4. hesitate, waver, waffle(verb)

    pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

    Synonyms:
    waver, hesitate, quaver, fluctuate, waffle, weave, quiver, pause, flutter, flicker, flitter, falter, vacillate

  5. falter, waver(verb)

    be unsure or weak

    Synonyms:
    waver, hesitate, quaver, fluctuate, bumble, stutter, stammer, weave, waffle, quiver, flutter, flicker, flitter, stumble, falter, vacillate

  6. falter, waver(verb)

    move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

    Synonyms:
    waver, hesitate, quaver, fluctuate, bumble, stutter, stammer, weave, waffle, quiver, flutter, flicker, flitter, stumble, falter, vacillate

  7. fluctuate, vacillate, waver(verb)

    move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

    Synonyms:
    quaver, waver, hesitate, falter, flicker, fluctuate, waffle, weave, flitter, quiver, flutter, hover, vibrate, oscillate, vacillate

  8. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver(verb)

    move back and forth very rapidly

    Synonyms:
    bat, quake, fleet, palpitate, quaver, flitter, flit, flick, flutter, falter, fluctuate, pulsate, flicker, beat, vacillate, weave, quiver, hesitate, dart, waver, waffle

  9. waver, weave(verb)

    sway to and fro

    Synonyms:
    interweave, flitter, fluctuate, flicker, flutter, falter, wind, quaver, tissue, wander, vacillate, thread, weave, quiver, hesitate, meander, waver, waffle

  10. quaver, waver(verb)

    give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency

    Synonyms:
    waver, trill, flitter, quaver, fluctuate, waffle, hesitate, weave, quiver, flutter, flicker, warble, falter, vacillate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. waver

    To fluctuate (Latin fluctus, a wave) is to move like a wave with alternate rise and fall. A pendulum oscillates; waves fluctuate or undulate; a light or a flame wavers; a frightened steed swerves from his course; a tool or weapon swerves from the mark or line; the temperature varies; the wind veers when it suddenly changes its direction. That which veers may steadily hold the new direction; that which oscillates, fluctuates, undulates, or wavers returns upon its way. As regards mental states, he who hesitates sticks (Latin hærere) on the verge of decision; he who wavers does not stick to a decision; he who vacillates decides now one way, and now another; one vacillates between contrasted decisions or actions; he may waver between decision and indecision, or between action and inaction. Persons hesitate, vacillate, waver; feelings fluctuate or vary. Compare SHAKE.

    Synonyms:
    fluctuate, hesitate, oscillate, swerve, undulate, vacillate, vary, veer

    Antonyms:
    abide, adhere, hold fast, persist, stand fast, stay, stick

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. waver(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    wave, undulate, float, flicker

  2. waver(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    vacillate, hesitate, fluctuate, be in suspense, be undetermined, be unsettled, be in doubt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

falter, wavering, hesitate, shake, vacillate, vacillation, dither



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