Vacillate

Definition of Vacillate

Vac´il`late   Pronunciation: văs´ĭl`lāt
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Vacillated (văs"ĭl*lā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Vacillating.]
1.To move one way and the other; to reel or stagger; to waver.
[A spheroid] is always liable to shift and vacillatefrom one axis to another.
- Paley.
2.To fluctuate in mind or opinion; to be unsteady or inconstant; to waver.

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