vacillating


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Synonyms for vacillating

uncertain in purpose or action

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The more faithfully an assembly represents the opinions held by the crowd, the less it will know about government, the less lofty its ideas will be, and the more vague and vacillating its policy, for the crowd is and always will be simply a crowd, and this especially with us in France.
He had had uncomfortable suspicions on that head himself, I imagined; but such was his inexperience, and such were the lady's powers of attraction, and her skill in bringing them to bear upon his young imagination, that they had not disturbed him long; and I believe the only effectual causes of the vacillating indecision that had preserved him hitherto from making an actual declaration of love, was the consideration of her connections, and especially of her mother, whom he could not abide.
How many of these vacillating shoppers and tired shop-assistants realized that it was a divine event that drew them together?
They had stopped under the vacillating light of a gas jet and appeared to be both bending over a paper held by Mademoiselle Stangerson, reading something which deeply interested them.
Round the samovar and the hostess the conversation had been meanwhile vacillating in just the same way between three inevitable topics: the latest piece of public news, the theater, and scandal.
The poor woman was very vacillating in her repentance.
The youth and his female companion had made several hurried, and vacillating conjectures concerning their nature, when a current of the night air brought the rush of trampling footsteps, too sensibly, to their ears, to render mistake any longer possible.
Yet hitherto our star has been a vacillating and wavering star?
However great our limitations and dismay, we are not allowed to be sluggish and vacillating when faced with difficulty and our own weakness .
President Obama's foreign policy has recently faced at home and abroad criticisms calling the policy as weak, rudderless and vacillating.
The West is about to ease Iran sanctions, Russia wants Iran involved in Syria talks The Saudis and Egypt are turning to Russia for assistance and Israel is looking there and further east, to China and India, to replace their vacillating erstwhile ally, America.
So far, the government seems to be vacillating between holding talks with the Taliban and starting military operations.
I have been vacillating all summer about what to get instead and I'm very close to getting nothing.
He is a great big vacillating jelly of indecision" - London Mayor Boris Johnson, calling on Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to come clean on figures for EU immigration.
He is a great big vacillating jelly of indecision" London Mayor Boris Johnson, calling on Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to come clean on figures for EU immigration "The Philippines must be half-empty.