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Definition 1: the act of pausing uncertainly - [noun denoting act]

Samples where falter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a hesitation in his speech

Synonyms for falter in the sense of this definition

(falter is a kind of ...) temporary inactivity

Definition 2: speak haltingly - [verb of communication]

Samples where falter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room

Synonyms for falter in the sense of this definition

(falter is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 3: walk unsteadily - [verb of motion]

Samples where falter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The drunk man stumbled about

Synonyms for falter in the sense of this definition

(falter is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 4: move hesitatingly, as if about to give way - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for falter in the sense of this definition

(falter is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 5: be unsure or weak - [verb of stative]

Samples where falter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Their enthusiasm is faltering

Synonyms for falter in the sense of this definition

(falter is a kind of ...) pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

"Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

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