Definition of Faltering

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

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



2. Adjective. Unsteady in speech or action.
Similar to: Unsteady

Definition of Faltering

1. a. Hesitating; trembling.

Definition of Faltering

1. Verb. (present participle of falter) ¹

2. Noun. hesitancy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Faltering

1. falter [v] - See also: falter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Faltering

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falsing
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falsities
falsity
falsum
falt
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faltboats
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falterers
faltering (current term)
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falun gong
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falx
falx cerebelli
falx cerebri
falx septi

Literary usage of Faltering

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1. The Civil War in Song and Story: 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"Captain Martin, succeeding him, fell mortally wounded ; but there was no check, no faltering or sign of confusion or hesitation. With their heads bent, ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... and on the symbolic explanation of the sacraments; but differed by abandoning the faltering attitude toward Aristotle. A close student and commentator ..."

3. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"... champion st*M>d : at his control -¡..tir rind anguish fled the trembling soul, <i rt auno down the dying wretch to raise, J liu lust faltering ..."

4. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles (1911)
"... Anna — The President starts for Boston — The Publication of Cabinet Proceedings — Sheridan's Insubordination — The President's faltering Conduct — His ..."

5. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"faltering. — Testimony of Mr. Haskin. — S. 8. Cox. — Attempts at bribery. — Twelve remain firm. —Joseph C. McKibbin. — Bill adopted by both houses. ..."

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