View definitions for faltering


adjective as in doddering

adjective as in faint

adjective as in lame

adjective as in tentative

noun as in oscillation

noun as in stammering

noun as in stuttering

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Example Sentences

He too warned that an ISIS victory would mark the end of the faltering peace process between the Turkish Kurds and Ankara.

Models are always a few faltering footsteps away from breaking an ankle (or worse).

This massive undertaking, to turn faltering Arab armies into chauvinist counter-insurgents, is named “Operation Suleimani.”

For one thing, the Chinese economy, after 35 years of virtually uninterrupted expansion, is faltering.

The speech was the profound misdiagnosis of a faltering presidency—a misdiagnosis that is decidedly not the problem today.

He summoned up all his strength for one last trial, and bent his faltering steps towards it.

She knew that she was to be led from that cell to a violent death, and yet no faltering of soul could be detected.

He advanced towards me with little faltering steps, took me by the hand and led me to his little girl.

“I hope Jacko will never see any body shave,” said Minnie, in a faltering voice.

Yet, how familiar everything looked as the girl went with weak, faltering footsteps up the broad steps into the lighted hall.


On this page you'll find 1176 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to faltering, such as: floundering, tottering, trembling, anile, decrepit, and dotard.

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