Wa·ver v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wavered p. pr. & vb. n. Wavering.]
1. To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other; hence, to totter; to reel; to swing; to flutter.
With banners and pennons wavering with the wind. --Ld. Berners.
Thou wouldst waver on one of these trees as a terror to all evil speakers against dignities. --Sir W. Scott.
2. To be unsettled in opinion; to vacillate; to be undetermined; to fluctuate; as, to water in judgment.
Let us hold fast . . . without wavering. --Heb. x. 23.
In feeble hearts, propense enough before
To waver, or fall off and join with idols. --Milton.
Syn: -- To reel; totter; vacillate. See Fluctuate.
adj : uncertain in purpose or action [syn: vacillant, vacillating]
n 1: indecision in speech or action [syn: hesitation, vacillation]
2: the quality of being unsteady and subject to fluctuations;
"he kept a record of price fluctuations" [syn: fluctuation]