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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·ter·ing, a. Hesitating; trembling. “With faltering speech.” --Milton. -- n. Falter; halting; hesitation. -- Fal*ter*ing*ly, adv.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Faltered p. pr. & vb. n. Faltering.]
 1. To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters.
    With faltering speech and visage incomposed.   --Milton.
 2. To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady. “He found his legs falter.”
 3. To hesitate in purpose or action.
 Ere her native king
 Shall falter under foul rebellion's arms.   --Shak.
 4. To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought.
    Here indeed the power of disinct conception of space and distance falters.   --I. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : unsteady in speech or action
      n : the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in
          his speech" [syn: hesitation, waver, falter]