One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the candlelight in the room wavered in a warm draught’
flicker, quiver, tremble, twinkle, glimmer, wink, blink
2‘his voice wavered with a hint of uncertainty’
become unsteady, falter, wobble, tremble, hesitate
3‘he had wavered between the Church of Ireland and Catholicism’
be undecided, be irresolute, be indecisive, hesitate, dither, equivocate, vacillate, fluctuate, see-saw, yo-yo
think twice, change one's mind, get cold feet, dally, stall
British haver, hum and haw
informal dilly-dally, shilly-shally, pussyfoot around, blow hot and cold, sit on the fence
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