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See definition of tottering on Dictionary.com
  • adj.unstable
  • adj.insecure

synonyms for tottering

  • dizzy
  • fluctuating
  • moving
  • suspect
  • teetering
  • unsettled
  • vacillating
  • wavering
  • weaving
  • ambiguous
  • borderline
  • capricious
  • changeable
  • dubious
  • erratic
  • fickle
  • fitful
  • giddy
  • inconsistent
  • inconstant
  • insecure
  • irrational
  • lubricious
  • mercurial
  • mobile
  • movable
  • mutable
  • not fixed
  • precarious
  • rickety
  • risky
  • rocky
  • sensitive
  • shaky
  • shifty
  • slippery
  • temperamental
  • ticklish
  • tottery
  • tricky
  • uncertain
  • unpredictable
  • unsteady
  • untrustworthy
  • variable
  • volatile
  • weak
  • wiggly
  • wobbly
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How to use tottering in a sentence

See the tottering baby cling to its mother for support; watch it run to her when it is frightened.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
He held out his hand to shake hers, and just as she gave it to him, the old grandmother came tottering up to ask some question.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
I ran ahead of the tottering figure and she followed, her steps gathering strength.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
The great body moved, gathered itself, stood tottering, gazing wildly about.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
David mounted with misgivings as to whether the tottering beast had strength to carry him, but they crossed the ford in safety.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
The fever in her blood raged and she staggered forward again, slowly and tottering.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
Many of them rolled off their tottering ponies into the rivulet, and plunging down their heads drank like beasts.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
An old man, leaning on his staff, came tottering feebly along, and sank down on the bench beside me.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
To think this tottering old-woman ridden Empire should dare to waste a man on such a score!
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
In this also Rhode Island bore her part, propping as best she might her tottering treasury and using impressment for raising men.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
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WORDS RELATED TO TOTTERING

  • agitation
  • cataclysm
  • clamor
  • commotion
  • disaster
  • ferment
  • furor
  • outcry
  • quaking
  • rocking
  • seism
  • shaking
  • shock
  • tottering
  • trembling
  • tumult
  • turbulence
  • upheaval
  • upturn
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