intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- (hesitate) vacilar; (sway) oscilar he vacillated between optimism and despair oscilaba entre el optimismo y la desesperaciónMore example sentences
- 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.