Definition of vacillation in English:


Pronunciation /ˌvasəˈlāSH(ə)n/ /ˌvæsəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

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  • The inability to decide between different opinions or actions; indecision.

    ‘his vacillation between conciliatory remarks and recriminations’
    • ‘The vacillation between being firm and compassionate pulls apart every policy proposal.’
    • ‘In a way, the organisers were pre-empting any possible vacillation in the minds of children and prevent them from becoming child workers.’
    • ‘But behind the scenes there has been vacillation, from politicians and civil servants alike, over costs and funding and location.’
    • ‘After some vacillation, sister Agatha decides to give them a place to hide.’
    • ‘Let's have no more vacillation - if the Government can't decide, the people should.’
    dithering, indecision, indecisiveness, irresoluteness, uncertainty, unsureness, doubt, wavering, teetering, temporization, hesitation, oscillation, fluctuation, inconstancy
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