- The inability to decide between different opinions or actions; indecision: the First Minister’s vacillation over the affairMore example sentences
dithering, indecision, indecisiveness, irresoluteness, uncertainty, unsureness, doubt, wavering, teetering, temporization, hesitation, oscillation, fluctuation, inconstancy; British havering, humming and hawing; Scottish swither
- The vacillation between being firm and compassionate pulls apart every policy proposal.
- In a way, the organisers were pre-empting any possible vacillation in the minds of children and prevent them from becoming child workers.
- But behind the scenes there has been vacillation, from politicians and civil servants alike, over costs and funding and location.