falter definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • becoming unsteady in purpose or activity, as from losing courage or confidence; waver. See Synonyms at hesitate.
    • To talk hesitatingly; stammer.
    • To move ineptly or haltingly; stumble.
    • to work or do unsteadily or with a loss of effectiveness: the auto motor faltered.
    • To wait; to talk brokenly or weakly; to stammer.
    • To tremble; to totter; becoming unsteady.
    • To hesitate in function or activity.
    • To fail in distinctness or regularity of workout; -- said of this mind or of idea.
    • To be unsteady in purpose or activity, as from loss of nerve or confidence; waver. See Synonyms at hesitate.
    • To talk hesitatingly; stammer.
    • to maneuver ineptly or haltingly; stumble.
    • to work or perform unsteadily or with a loss of effectiveness: the car engine faltered.
    • To wait; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer.
    • becoming unsteady in function or activity, as from lack of courage or confidence; waver. See Synonyms at hesitate.
    • To tremble; to totter; become unsteady.
    • become unsteady in function or action, as from loss of courage or self-confidence; waver. See Synonyms at hesitate.
    • To talk hesitatingly; stammer.
    • To move ineptly or haltingly; stumble.
    • to use or do unsteadily or with a loss in effectiveness: The automobile motor faltered.
    • To wait in purpose or action.
    • To fail in distinctness or regularity of workout; -- said regarding the brain or of thought.
    • To talk hesitatingly; stammer.
    • To move ineptly or haltingly; stumble.
    • to work or perform unsteadily or with a loss in effectiveness: the auto engine faltered.
    • To wait; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer.
    • To tremble; to totter; become unsteady.
    • To wait in function or activity.
    • To fail in distinctness or regularity of workout; -- said associated with the brain or of thought.
    • To wait; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer.
    • To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady.
    • To hesitate in function or activity.
    • To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said associated with mind or of thought.
  • noun:
    • Unsteadiness in address or activity.
    • A faltering sound.
    • unsteadiness.
    • Hesitation; shaking; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound.
    • The act of faltering, hesitating, shaking, stammering, or even the want; unsteadiness; hesitation; trembling; quavering.
    • the act of pausing uncertainly
    • Unsteadiness in message or activity.
    • A faltering sound.
    • unsteadiness.
    • Unsteadiness in speech or activity.
    • A faltering sound.
    • unsteadiness.
    • Hesitation; shaking; feebleness; an uncertain or broken noise.
    • The act of faltering, hesitating, shaking, stammering, or the love; unsteadiness; hesitation; trembling; quavering.
    • Unsteadiness in address or activity.
    • A faltering sound.
    • unsteadiness.
    • the act of pausing uncertainly
    • Hesitation; shaking; feebleness; an uncertain or broken noise.
    • Hesitation; shaking; feebleness; an uncertain or broken noise.
    • The work of faltering, hesitating, trembling, stammering, or perhaps the love; unsteadiness; doubt; trembling; quavering.
    • the work of pausing uncertainly
    • The act of faltering, hesitating, shaking, stammering, or perhaps the like; unsteadiness; doubt; trembling; quavering.
    • the act of pausing uncertainly
  • verb:
    • To waver or be unsteady.
    • To stammer.
    • To stumble.
    • To lose trust or vitality; to question or abandon (an underlying cause).
    • stroll unsteadily
    • speak haltingly
    • be unsure or weak
    • move hesitatingly, like planning to cave in
    • To waver or be unsteady.
    • To stammer.
    • To stumble.
    • to reduce belief or vitality; to doubt or abandon (a reason).
    • To waver or be unsteady.
    • To stammer.
    • To stumble.
    • to reduce faith or vitality; to question or abandon (a cause).
    • stroll unsteadily
    • To waver or be unsteady.
    • talk haltingly
    • be not sure or poor
    • move hesitatingly, as though planning to cave in
    • To stammer.
    • To stumble.
    • To lose faith or vigor; to doubt or abandon (a reason).
    • walk unsteadily
    • talk haltingly
    • be unsure or weak
    • move hesitatingly, just as if about to cave in
    • stroll unsteadily
    • speak haltingly
    • be unsure or weak
    • move hesitatingly, just as if about to give way
  • verb-transitive:
    • To thrash into the chaff; in addition, to clean or sift, as barley.
    • To utter with doubt, or perhaps in a broken, shaking, or poor fashion.
    • To thrash into the chaff; in addition, to clean or sift, as barley.
    • To utter with doubt, or perhaps in a broken, shaking, or weak way.
    • To thrash in the chaff; additionally, to cleanse or sift, as barley.
    • To utter with hesitation, or perhaps in a broken, trembling, or weak way.
    • To thrash in the chaff; in addition, to cleanse or sift, as barley.
    • To utter with doubt, or perhaps in a broken, trembling, or weak manner.
  • others:
    • becoming unsteady; tremble; totter: as, his feet falter.
    • To fail in reliability, distinctness, or regularity of exercise or function; fail or waver from real or ethical weakness, feeling, etc.
    • To hesitate, particularly to wait in utterance of terms; consult with a broken or trembling utterance; stammer: as, his tongue falters.
    • Synonyms Stutter, etc. See stammer.
    • To thresh within the chaff; cleanse or sift away, as barley.
    • become unsteady; tremble; totter: as, their feet falter.
    • To fail in reliability, distinctness, or regularity of workout or function; fail or waver from actual or ethical weakness, feeling, etc.
    • To hesitate, specifically to hesitate within the utterance of terms; speak with a broken or shaking utterance; stammer: as, their tongue falters.
    • Synonyms Stutter, etc. See stammer.
    • To thresh in the chaff; clean or sift on, as barley.
    • to-be unsteady; tremble; totter: as, his feet falter.
    • To fail in reliability, distinctness, or regularity of exercise or purpose; fail or waver from physical or ethical weakness, emotion, etc.
    • To wait, particularly to hesitate within the utterance of words; speak with a broken or trembling utterance; stammer: as, his tongue falters.
    • become unsteady; tremble; totter: as, his feet falter.
    • Synonyms Stutter, etc. See stammer.
    • To fail in accuracy, distinctness, or regularity of exercise or purpose; fail or waver from real or moral weakness, emotion, etc.
    • To hesitate, specifically to wait in utterance of words; talk to a broken or trembling utterance; stammer: as, their tongue falters.
    • Synonyms Stutter, etc. See stammer.
    • To thresh within the chaff; cleanse or sift aside, as barley.
    • To thresh in chaff; cleanse or sift aside, as barley.

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