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Falter

Falter Meaning & Definition
Falter Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Falter?

[n] the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
[v] speak haltingly
[v] walk unsteadily
[v] move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
[v] be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Falter: bumble | bumble | faltering | hesitation | stammer | stumble | stutter | waver | waver | waver

Related Terms | Find terms related to Falter: abandon hope | back down | back out | balance | bashfulness | Bebung | blench | blunder | bob | bobble | boggle | boggling | bounce | bump | careen | career | caution | cautiousness | chatter | chicken | chicken out | compunction | dally | dawdle | debate | delay | deliberate | demur | demurral | desert under fire | despair | despair of | despond | didder | diffidence | dillydally | dither | drag | faltering | fear | fight shy of | flag | flinch | flounce | flounder | flutter | funk | funk out | get cold feet | give up | give up hope | give way | goof off | grimace | halt | hang back | hang in doubt | hang off | have an ague | have qualms | haw | hem | hem and haw | hesitance | hesitancy | hesitate | hesitating | hesitation | hold off | hover | hum | hum and haw | hustle | jactitate | jar | jerk | jib | jig | jigget | jiggle | jog | joggle | jolt | jostle | jounce | jump | labor | lag | linger | loiter | lollygag | lose courage | lose heart | lose hope | lurch | make bones about | mammer | modesty | objection | pause | pitch | pitch and plunge | plunge | ponder | protest | pull back | quail | quake | qualm | qualm of conscience | qualmishness | quaver | quiver | recoil | reel | retreat | rictus | rock | roll | scruple | scrupulosity | scrupulousness | scuttle | seethe | shake | shilly-shally | shilly-shallying | shiver | shock | shrink | shrinking | shudder | shy | shy at | shyness | sink into despair | skedaddle | stagger | stammer | stick at | stickle | stickling | stop to consider | straddle the fence | strain | strain at | struggle | stumble | stutter | sway | swing | tarry | tentativeness | think twice | think twice about | thrash about | tic | topple | toss | toss and tumble | toss and turn | totter | trail | tremble | tremolando | tremolant | tremolo | tremor | trill | trillet | trilleto | trillo | tumble | twitch | twitter | vacillate | vibrate | vibrato | volutation | wallop | wallow | waste time | waver | welter | whine | wince | withdraw | wobble | yield | yield to despair

See Also | hesitate | mouth | move | pause | speak | talk | utter | verbalise | verbalize | waffle | walk

Falter In Webster's Dictionary

\Fal"ter\, v. t. To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
\Fal"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Faltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Faltering}.] [OE. falteren, faltren, prob. from fault. See {Fault}, v. & n.] 1. To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters. With faltering speech and visage incomposed. --Milton. 2. To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady. ``He found his legs falter.'' --Wiseman. 3. To hesitate in purpose or action. Ere her native king Shall falter under foul rebellion's arms. --Shak. 4. To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought. Here indeed the power of disinct conception of space and distance falters. --I. Taylor.
\Fal"ter\, v. t. To utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner. And here he faltered forth his last farewell. --Byron. Mde me most happy, faltering ``I am thine.'' --Tennyson.
\Fal"ter\, n. [See {Falter}, v. i.] Hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice. The falter of an idle shepherd's pipe. --Lowell.

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