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Synonyms for falter
ˈfɔl tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hesitation, waver, falter, faltering(verb)

    the act of pausing uncertainly

    "there was a hesitation in his speech"

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

  2. falter, waver(verb)

    be unsure or weak

    "Their enthusiasm is faltering"

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

  3. 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, vacillate

  4. stumble, falter, bumble(verb)

    walk unsteadily

    "The drunk man stumbled about"

    Synonyms:
    stutter, bollocks up, spoil, bobble, bungle, waver, bollix, mishandle, trip up, screw up, trip, foul up, bodge, flub, bollocks, slip up, fumble, botch up, fluff, ball up, bumble, hit, louse up, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, muck up, stammer, stumble, muff

  5. bumble, stutter, stammer, falter(verb)

    speak haltingly

    "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"

    Synonyms:
    stutter, spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, mishandle, bollix, bumble, foul up, bodge, flub, fumble, botch up, fluff, ball up, screw up, stumble, waver, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, stammer, muck up, louse up, bollocks up, muff

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. falter

    Synonyms:
    break, break down, despair, droop, fail, faint, fall, give out, give up, sink, succumb, surrender, yield

    Antonyms:
    abide, afford, allow, bear, bear up under, bear with, brook, endure, permit, put up with, submit to, suffer, support, sustain, tolerate, undergo

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. falter

    Synonyms:
    halt, hesitate, hobble, slip, dubitate, stammer, demur, waver, flinch, vacillate

    Antonyms:
    proceed, run, speed, flow, discourse, determine, persevere, resolve, career

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. falter(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    hesitate (in speech), stammer, stutter

  2. falter(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    fail, waver, tremble, totter

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. falter(v)

    Synonyms:
    hesitate, tremble, waver, vacillate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    waver, walter

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How to use falter in a sentence?

  1. Queen Elizabeth:

    Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.

  2. Winston Churchill:

    Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... We shall not fail or falter we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

  3. Sir Winston Churchill, Radio speech, 1941:

    Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

  4. Hannah Arendt:

    Jean Bertrand Aristide Haitian president elected by large majority, twice overthrown by U.S. supported forces. Take my hand. If you see me stumble, hold me up. If I feel you weaken, I will support you. Let us trust one another, keep faith with one another, and never falter. Let us keep the lamp of solidarity lit, and move forward.

  5. Jonathan Barratt:

    The market is taking the view that governments will not allow economies to falter. These expectations suggest more active economic development will force consumption to go up.


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