Definition of vacillate in English:

vacillate

Line breaks: vacil|late
Pronunciation: /ˈvasɪleɪt
 
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verb

[no object]

Derivatives

vacillator

noun
More example sentences
  • He said the scrutiny of history was indeed a very cold, harsh and objective spotlight that in time will reveal all vacillators to be men of talk but not action.
  • He mocked his challenger as a vacillator who could spend the whole time debating himself.
  • They view him as a vacillator whose tactical shifts in the face of foreign pressure have been unpardonable.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'sway unsteadily'): from Latin vacillat- 'swayed', from the verb vacillare.

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