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Definition 1: the act of moving back and forth - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for waver in the sense of this definition

(waver is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 2: the act of pausing uncertainly - [noun denoting act]

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

  • there was a hesitation in his speech

Synonyms for waver in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 3: someone who communicates by waving - [noun denoting person]

(waver is a kind of ...) a person who communicates with others

Definition 4: give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for waver in the sense of this definition

(waver is a kind of ...) utter with vibrating vocal chords

Definition 5: sway from side to side - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for waver in the sense of this definition

(waver is a kind of ...) move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

"He swung back"

Definition 6: move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern - [verb of motion]

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

  • the line on the monitor vacillated

Synonyms for waver in the sense of this definition

(waver is a kind of ...) alternate dramatically between high and low values

"his mood swings" "the market is swinging up and down"

(waver has a similar meaning as ...) cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern

Definition 7: move back and forth very rapidly - [verb of motion]

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

  • the candle flickered

Synonyms for waver in the sense of this definition

(waver is a kind of ...) move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

Definition 8: move hesitatingly, as if about to give way - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for waver in the sense of this definition

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

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 9: pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness - [verb of stative]

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

  • Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures

Synonyms for waver in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of waver ) delay

(... is a kind of waver ) hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear

(... is a kind of waver ) move to and fro

"The shy student lingered in the corner"

(... is a kind of waver ) be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

"He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

(... is a kind of waver ) be unsure or weak

"Their enthusiasm is faltering"

(waver implies ...) lack confidence in or have doubts about

"I doubt these reports" "I suspect her true motives" "she distrusts her stepmother"

Definition 10: be unsure or weak - [verb of stative]

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

  • Their enthusiasm is faltering

Synonyms for waver in the sense of this definition

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

"Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

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