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Synonyms for faltering
fal·ter·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. faltering

    Faint, with the general sense of lacking strength or effectiveness, covers a wide range of meaning, signifying overcome with physical weakness or exhaustion, or lacking in purpose, courage, or energy, as said of persons; or lacking definiteness or distinctness of color or sound, as said of written characters, voices, or musical notes. A person may be faint when physically wearied, or when overcome with fear; he may be a faint adherent because naturally feeble or purposeless, or because half-hearted in the cause; he may be a faltering supporter because naturally irresolute or because faint-hearted and timid in view of perils that threaten, a listless worker, through want of mental energy and purpose. Written characters may be faint or dim, either because originally written with poor ink, or because they have become faded by time and exposure.

    Synonyms:
    dim, exhausted, faded, faint, faint-hearted, fatigued, feeble, half-hearted, ill-defined, indistinct, irresolute, languid, listless, purposeless, timid, weak, wearied, worn, worn down, worn out

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, conspicuous, daring, energetic, fresh, hearty, resolute, strong, sturdy, vigorous

    Preposition:
    Faint with hunger; faint in color.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hesitation, waver, falter, falteringadjective

    the act of pausing uncertainly

    "there was a hesitation in his speech"

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

    Antonyms:
    steady

  2. falteringadjective

    unsteady in speech or action

    Antonyms:
    steady

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. falteringadjective

    Synonyms:
    wavering, hesitating

  2. falteringnoun

    Synonyms:
    hesitation, indecision, wavering, vacillation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "faltering":

    stumbling, defaulting, ailing, stumble, embattled, tottering

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How to use faltering in a sentence?

  1. Freida Pinto:

    I was really proud to be part of this project, in a way to distance people from what is happening right now and take them back to a time and show them how this has not changed, we're still somewhat stuck in the same rut. We keep making a little bit of progress, but fundamentally we keep faltering at the same point over and over again.

  2. Amesh Adalja:

    The current system appears to be faltering at multiple levels so I do think having more distributors involved is prudent, it will be important however to maintain central coordination.

  3. Betsy Brantner Smith:

    After the worst week politically in his presidential career, it appears that Joe Biden plans to pivot to ‘police reform’ to prop up his faltering reputation and revive his popularity with‘anti-police’ activists.

  4. Kerri Strug:

    You never want to say anybody is a definite shoo-in but Simone's performance in the past have been spectacular, and I don't anticipate her faltering.

  5. Gjorge Ivanov:

    You come at a time when Macedonian society is deeply divided, and the Macedonian (nation) is heavily wounded by broken promises, unfulfilled expectations and faltering trust in the international community.


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