Adjective "vacillating" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Wavering between different opinions or actions; irresolute.
  1. 'Tony Blair is coyly vacillating on the issue of standing for European Council president.'
  2. 'Over the last month, media coverage of the presidential race has been driven by wildly vacillating poll numbers.'
  3. 'He is too timid and vacillating about his own faith to offer an untrammeled affirmation of it.'
  4. 'I'll just keep going to shows, quietly vacillating between fretting and rocking out.'
  5. 'In Hwang's opinion, Cabinet members should have the professional capability to cope with emergencies in today's vacillating political arena.'
  6. 'The hegemony of the antiwar camp would not have survived the pressure of the media, particularly with such a vacillating leadership.'
  7. 'Following the presentation, the three of them spend a number of weeks vacillating over a possible trip.'
  8. 'After four years of private tutoring, Anderson's days of vacillating between careers in religion and teaching were over.'
  9. 'Needless to say, the results are wildly uneven, vacillating from a hushed lament to a blistering assault within seconds.'
  10. 'A massive global pool of vacillating speculative finance has evolved.'


1. not resolute; wavering; indecisive; hesitating: an ineffectual, vacillating person.

2. oscillating; swaying; fluctuating: a vacillating indicator.

More examples(as adjective)

"views can be vacillating."

"vamps can be vacillating."

"socialists can be vacillating."

"rulers can be vacillating."

"reinterpretations can be vacillating."

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