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  • nounirresolution
  • nounfluctuation

synonyms for vacillation

  • hesitation
  • doubt
  • hesitancy
  • inconstancy
  • indecision
  • indecisiveness
  • irresoluteness
  • uncertainty
  • tentativeness
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    Cameras and laser-based detectors mounted on the ceiling capture and quantify those pauses and vacillations.
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    After some vacillation, I decided to include the translation at the very end of the entry, especially because, as a runner-up, it appeared near the top of the list of more than 30 entries.
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    On the other hand, the vacillation in policy and the policy uncertainty is unsettling, just like it would be for employees in a company.
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    Before parliament was prorogued the weakness and vacillation of the ministry had been very apparent.
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    He was generally a man of prompt decision, and he well knew that he would incur by this act the charge of vacillation.
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    All this vacillation harmonised with the foreign and domestic policy of Sir Robert Peel, under whose instructions he acted.
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    At Erfurt the same vacillation overmastered Napoleon (p. 181) as that with which he had been tormented since Tilsit.
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    Again, the vacillation of the ministry defeated the expedition against Canada.
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    An estimate of this army by the New York Times shows to what pass vacillation had brought it.
    HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURGJOHN T. GOOLRICK
    Her mind had vacillated like a shuttlecock, but no one had seen the vacillation.
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