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vacillating Line breaks: vacil|lat¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈvasɪleɪtɪŋ/

Definition of vacillating in English:


Wavering between different opinions or actions; irresolute: he was accused of vacillating leadership
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  • Following the presentation, the three of them spend a number of weeks vacillating over a possible trip.
  • What really saved him now was the wavering, vacillating character of the enemy.
  • The hegemony of the antiwar camp would not have survived the pressure of the media, particularly with such a vacillating leadership.

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