Definition of Falter

1. Noun. The act of pausing uncertainly. "There was a hesitation in his speech"

Exact synonyms: Faltering, Hesitation, Waver
Generic synonyms: Pause
Derivative terms: Hesitate, Waver



2. Verb. Be unsure or weak. "Their enthusiasm is faltering"
Exact synonyms: Waver
Generic synonyms: Hesitate, Waffle, Waver
Derivative terms: Waverer

3. Verb. Move hesitatingly, as if about to give way.
Exact synonyms: Waver
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Faltering, Waver

4. Verb. Walk unsteadily. "Sam and Sue falter"; "The drunk man stumbled about"
Exact synonyms: Bumble, Stumble
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Stumble

5. Verb. Speak haltingly. "Sam and Sue falter"; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
Exact synonyms: Bumble, Stammer, Stutter
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Stammer, Stammerer, Stutter, Stutterer

Definition of Falter

1. v. t. To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley.

2. v. i. To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters.

3. v. t. To utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner.

4. n. Hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice.

Definition of Falter

1. Noun. unsteadiness. ¹

2. Verb. To waver or be unsteady. ¹

3. Verb. To stammer. ¹

4. Verb. To stumble. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Falter

1. to hesitate [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: hesitate

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Literary usage of Falter

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1. A History of the English Church During the Civil Wars and Under the by Ecole littéraire de Montréal, Charles Gill, William Arthur Shaw (1900)
"... COme tO 110 resolution.3 falter in their Again, on the 29th, the House debated this The Com- report of Whittaker's from the Grand Committee, ..."

2. A History of England: During the Reign of George the Third by William [Nathaniel] Massey (1855)
"... belief that no insuperable difficulty was offered to his proposed arrangements. Bute begins Bute, in the meantime, had begun to falter. Two to falter. ..."

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