Synonyms for falter

Synonyms for (noun) falter

Synonyms: hesitation, falter, faltering, waver

Definition: the act of pausing uncertainly

Usage: there was a hesitation in his speech

Similar words: pause

Definition: temporary inactivity

Synonyms for (verb) falter

Synonyms: bumble, falter, stammer, stutter

Definition: speak haltingly

Usage: The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room

Similar words: speak, verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, talk

Definition: express in speech

Usage: She talks a lot of nonsense; This depressed patient does not verbalize


Synonyms: stumble, falter, bumble

Definition: walk unsteadily

Usage: The drunk man stumbled about

Similar words: walk

Definition: use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

Usage: 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


Synonyms: waver, falter

Definition: move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: waver, falter

Definition: be unsure or weak

Usage: Their enthusiasm is faltering

Similar words: waver, waffle, hesitate

Definition: pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

Usage: Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures