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faltering, falter, waver, hesitation
n. the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
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faltering
adj. unsteady in speech or action
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recidivism
n. habitual relapse into crime
holdup, delay
n. the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
demurrer
n. (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
stuttering, stammering
adj. unable to speak freely and easily
broken
adj. physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"
halting
adj. fragmentary or halting from emotional strain; "uttered a few halting words of sorrow"
hesitating, hesitant
adj. lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
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tremulous, quavering
adj. (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear; "the old lady's quavering voice"; "spoke timidly in a tremulous voice"
spastic, spasmodic, convulsive
adj. affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm; "convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements"
tottery, tottering
adj. unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age; "a tottering skeleton of a horse"; "a tottery old man"
aflicker, flickering
adj. shining unsteadily
fluctuating
adj. having unpredictable ups and downs; "fluctuating prices"
staggering, stumbling, lurching, weaving
adj. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding achievement"; "the amount of money required was staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying"
palpitant, palpitating
adj. having a slight and rapid trembling motion; "palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions"; "my palpitating heart"
trembling, shivering, shaky
adj. vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands"
quaking, shaking
adj. "a quaking bog"
wobbling
adj. (of sound) fluctuating unsteadily; "a low-pitched wobbling sound"
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flinty
adj. containing flint
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Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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  • Adjectives
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Relationships
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  • Synonyms
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  • Antonyms
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