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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

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 for "falter":

    waver, walter

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How to use falter in a sentence?

  1. Sir Winston Churchill, BBC radio broadcast, Feb 9, 1941:

    We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

  2. Victor Hugo:

    To be a saint is the exception to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.

  3. Queen Elizabeth:

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

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    Ladies and gentlemen, we must win this job, we must win in 2016, and I promise you, and I hope you have seen, I am a fearless fighter, I will not falter, I have been tested, and I will fight this fight.

  5. Danielle Citron:

    Imagine the night before a company's Initial Public Offering, a deepfake video appears showing the CEO committing a crime. If the deepfake video is shared widely, the company's stock price may falter and a tremendous amount of money may be lost. Of course, the video could be debunked in a few days, but by that time the damage has already been done.

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