Synonyms of falter in English:


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1‘when war seemed imminent the government faltered’


hesitate, delay, drag one's feet, stall, think twice, get cold feet, change one's mind, waver, oscillate, fluctuate, vacillate, be undecided, be indecisive, be irresolute, see-saw, yo-yo

British haver, hum and haw

informal sit on the fence, dilly-dally, shilly-shally, pussyfoot around, blow hot and cold

rare tergiversate

2‘she faltered over his name’


stammer, stutter, stumble, speak haltingly, hesitate, pause, halt, splutter, flounder, blunder, fumble