someone who communicates by waving
hesitation, waver, falter, faltering(noun)
the act of pausing uncertainly
"there was a hesitation in his speech"
waver, flutter, flicker(verb)
the act of moving back and forth
hesitate, waver, waffle(verb)
pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
"Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
be unsure or weak
"Their enthusiasm is faltering"
move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
fluctuate, vacillate, waver(verb)
move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
"the line on the monitor vacillated"
flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver(verb)
move back and forth very rapidly
"the candle flickered"
sway to and fro
give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use waver in a sentence?
The consumer drives the economic train, if American households are out spending, the economy will remain intact. We'll avoid a recession. But if American households waver in their spending, it's game over -- we're in a recession.
Abu Sayyaf was involved in ISIL's military operations and helped direct the terrorist organization's illicit oil, gas and financial operations as well, the operation represents another significant blow to ISIL, and it is a reminder that the United States will never waver in denying safe haven to terrorists who threaten our citizens, and those of our friends and allies.
I stand before you in shock and in pain. ... Terror that does not differentiate between people, between creeds. ... Your beloved Zidan, one of this state's best sons, didn't hesitate and didn't waver, israel Reuven Rivlin was among the first to reach the scene of the massacre, among the first to protect the people of Jerusalem. Your dear Zidan Saif stood fearlessly before the terrorists and used Israel Reuven Rivlin own body to block their attack, to block their fire.
Some waver on clear cut issues of opposing ethnic division and safeguarding ethnic and national unity, and even support participating in violent terrorist acts.
When word-mongering and showboating becomes too maddening, everything may blow up in the face and the mirror will not waver to bite back. ( "The day the mirror was talking back" )
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- kähertäjä, käherrin, heilunta, huojunta, vilkuttaja, horjunta, liehua, lepattaa, viittoilija, väristä, epäröidä, värinä, epäröinti, huojua, lepatus, liehunta, heilua, täristä, horjuaFinnish
- sakavoq, angaluppoq, sajuppoq, isumaa oqippoq, aalajavoq, ukamarpoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- wankelen, weifelen, zwaaier, wiegen, flikkeren, schommelen, variëren, beven, twijfelen, wuiver, zwaaien, wuiven, flitsen, schuddenDutch
- njihati se, teturati se, varirati, treperiti, kolebati se, pokolebati seSerbo-Croatian
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