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  Definition of waver
  1. the act of moving back and forth
  2. the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
  3. someone who communicates by waving
  4. give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
  5. sway to and fro
  6. move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"
  7. move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
  8. move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  9. pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
  10. be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"
Similar Words: flutter, flicker, hesitation, falter, faltering, quaver, weave, fluctuate, vacillate, flitter, quiver, hesitate, waffle

 

Hyponyms: dwell on, linger over, boggle, hover, linger, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate, falter

 

Grouped Verbs: fluctuate

 

Entailments: doubt

 

Derivational Morphology: flicker, flitter, flutter, quiver, flit, fleet, dart, falter, fluctuate, vacillate, weave, bumble, stutter, stammer, hesitate, waffle, pause, brandish, flourish, wave, beckon, quaver, fluctuation, wavering, swing, swinging, vacillation, variation, flap, flapping, fluttering, hesitation, faltering, waffler, waverer, vacillator, hesitator, hesitater, reluctance, hesitancy, disinclination, indisposition

 

 
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