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1. falter

verb. ['ˈfɔltɝ'] be unsure or weak.

Synonyms

  • hesitate
  • waver

Antonyms

  • recede
  • follow
  • fall

Etymology

  • falteren (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Falter

  • gibraltar
  • defaulter
  • stalter
  • walter
  • saulter
  • salter
  • psalter
  • malter
  • kalter
  • halter
  • balter
  • altar

Example sentences of the word falter


1. Adverb, comparative
This means a business can use it to predict whether their industry will grow or if it will falter.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Purchase a new video monitor from an arcade parts shop if the game's visual aspects falter.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They even thrive in higher temperatures when other types of plum trees falter.

Quotes containing the word falter


1. America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

2. Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way. Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill.
- Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

3. To be cheerful when others are in despair, to keep the faith when others falter, to be true even when we feel forsaken—all of these are deeply desired outcomes during the deliberate, divine tutorials which God gives to us—because He loves us. These learning experiences must not be misread as divine indifference. Instead, such tutorials are a part of the divine unfolding.
- Neal A. Maxwell

2. falter

verb. ['ˈfɔltɝ'] move hesitatingly, as if about to give way.

Synonyms

  • waver

Antonyms

  • misbehave
  • descend

Etymology

  • falteren (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. falter

verb. ['ˈfɔltɝ'] walk unsteadily.

Synonyms

  • walk
  • stumble

Antonyms

  • devoice
  • activity
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • falteren (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. falter

verb. ['ˈfɔltɝ'] speak haltingly.

Synonyms

  • utter
  • verbalize
  • speak
  • bumble
  • talk
  • verbalise
  • stammer
  • stutter

Antonyms

  • succeed
  • keep quiet
  • steady
  • willingness

Etymology

  • falteren (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. falter

noun. ['ˈfɔltɝ'] the act of pausing uncertainly.

Synonyms

  • hesitation
  • waver
  • pause

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
  • mitigated

Etymology

  • falteren (Middle English (1100-1500))
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