waver

waver
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. vacillate, fluctuate, hesitate; sway, tremble, totter; undulate; teeter. See doubt, oscillation.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. fluctuate, vacillate, hesitate, dillydally, seesaw, deliberate, reel, teeter, totter, hem and haw*, pause, stagger.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. vacillate go back and forth, blow hot and cold, *waffle, *see-saw, be irresolute, dilly-dally, flip-flop, fluctuate, equivocate, hem and haw, be indecisive.
2. swing sway, move to and fro, move back and forth, wobble, wave, shake, oscillate, flutter, flap.
ANT.: 1. make up one's mind, be resolute, decide one way or another
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To move back and forth or from side to side, as if about to fall: sway, teeter, totter, vacillate, weave, wobble. See REPETITION. 2. To be irresolute in acting or doing: dither, falter, halt2, hesitate, pause, shilly-shally, stagger, vacillate, wobble. See DECIDE. 3. To change one's attitudes or policies, for example: swing, vacillate. See CHANGE, DECIDE.

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