- Waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive: I vacillated between teaching and journalismMore example sentences
dither, be indecisive, be irresolute, be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure, be doubtful, waver, teeter, temporize, hesitate, oscillate, fluctuate, keep changing one's mind; British haver, hum and haw; Scottish switherirresolute, hesitant, tentative, dithering, wavering, teetering, fluctuating, ambivalent, divided, doubtful, unsure, uncertain, in two minds, undecided, indefinite, unresolved, undetermined
- Since the time of his death informed opinion has vacillated between near universal confidence in his guilt and passionate attempts to exonerate him.
- However, years of indecisiveness have left the company vacillating between a differentiation strategy and that of being a cost leader.
- Ask her for an opinion, and she'll give it to you without any hesitation or attempts to vacillate.
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- 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.
late 16th century (in the sense 'sway unsteadily'): from Latin vacillat- 'swayed', from the verb vacillare.