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synonyms for stuttering

  • faltering
  • halting
  • lurch
  • pause
  • splutter
  • sputtering
  • stammering
  • stumble
  • stutter
  • wobble
  • hesitation
  • repetition
  • stoppage
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How to use stuttering in a sentence

Just round the corner from him a machine gun at intervals spoke in stuttering accents.
THE GLORY OF THE COMINGIRVIN S. COBB
Then, without warning, the German banked over and headed straight for Tam, his machine-gun stuttering.
TAM O' THE SCOOTSEDGAR WALLACE
They came roaring and stuttering to earth, five monstrous shapes, and passed to the hands of their mechanics.
TAM O' THE SCOOTSEDGAR WALLACE
There was a long tense half hour wait before Mannion copied out the reply that came in a stuttering nasal.
GREYLORNJOHN KEITH LAUMER
The first few stuttering reports swelled quickly to a long drum-like roll.
GRAPES OF WRATHBOYD CABLE
But the young man was so overwhelmed with confusion that he could not reply to this simple question without stuttering.
THE FOURTH ESTATE, VOL.1ARMANDO PALACIO VALDS
“From Lahore, sahib,” was the stuttering reply, for the man was frightened by the size of his questioner.
THE GREAT MOGULLOUIS TRACY
Like a memory from far away this last word moved the hearer, who repeated, A canaryand he added, stuttering moreHehe sings?
DELUSION AND DREAMWILHELM JENSEN
Then he made his little farewell speech, which he could not deliver without some awkward stuttering.
PHINEAS FINNANTHONY TROLLOPE
Came a pale and stuttering arriero, a muleteer, up to the village one day.
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WORDS RELATED TO STUTTERING

  • abashed
  • apologetic
  • bashful
  • blushing
  • chagrined
  • compunctious
  • conscience-stricken
  • contrite
  • crestfallen
  • debased
  • demeaned
  • disconcerted
  • distraught
  • distressed
  • embarrassed
  • flustered
  • guilty
  • hesitant
  • humble
  • humbled
  • humiliated
  • meek
  • mortified
  • muddled
  • penitent
  • regretful
  • reluctant
  • repentant
  • shamed
  • shamefaced
  • sheepish
  • shy
  • sorry
  • stammering
  • stuttering
  • submissive
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