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fal·ter

falter

 
 
pronunciation:
fawl tr
part of speech: verb
inflections: falters, faltering, faltered
definition 1: to move, speak, or act in a way that is not sure or not steady; stumble.
She faltered over the words she did not know.
synonyms:
stumble
similar words:
hesitate, quiver, stagger, stammer, stutter, totter
definition 2: to hesitate because of being confused or not sure.
I will never falter in my quest for the truth.
antonyms:
steady
similar words:
hesitate
derivations: falteringly (adv.), falterer (n.)