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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb falter:

stutterstammerwaverfalterstumble

Definition of the noun falter

What does falter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: falters

  1. the act of pausing uncertainly

Alternative definition of the noun falter

noun

  1. See unsteadiness.

Definition of the verb falter

What does falter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: faltered | faltering | falters

  1. be unsure or weak
    • example: Their enthusiasm is faltering
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of falter: waver
    • more generic words: hesitate / waffle / waver = pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  2. move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of falter: waver
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  3. walk unsteadily
    • example: Sam and Sue falter
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of falter: bumble / stumble
    • more generic word: walk = use one's feet to advance
  4. speak haltingly

Alternative definition of the verb falter

verb

  1. To waver or be unsteady.
  2. To stammer.
  3. To stumble.

Groups

  1. Falter is a musical group.
    • album: "Descent"
  2. Falter is a musical group.

Music

  1. "Falter" is a musical single of Hundred Reasons.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  2. "Falter" is a musical single of Jake Morley.
    • released on

Miscellanea

Falter is a weekly magazine published in Vienna, Austria.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Falter

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Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1862)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

To Falter. To speak in broken tones, to vacillate, totter. The formation of this word may be illustrated by the analogy of one or two others closely resembling it in construction and signification. To patter is to make a light rattling sound, or, as the ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino

Falter Johannes GutenbergUniversity Mainz Mainz, Germany See also Attitudes, Political; Electoral Behavior; Measurement; Policy Analysis; Political Culture; Positivism; Quantitative Methods, Basic Assumptions; Survey Research ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)

by Walter W. Skeat, Walter William Skeat

falter, to totter, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Poland, 966-1945 (1996)

by Jerzy Jan Lerski

FALTER, ALFRED came politically dominated by the National Democracy.* The Falcons took active part in the movement striving for national freedom. A central Falcon organization was called into being in Warsaw* in 1919 and reached a ...

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

falter , to totter, stammer. (F. — L.) M. JL.faltren, to totter ; frequentative from a base fall-. — O. F. falter*, to fail ; not recorded ; but see fault below. faucet, a spigot, vent.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* To FALTER, v. n. [/altar, to be wanting, Spanish; vnultur, a stammerer, Jflan-'ick, which is probably a word from the fame ...

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In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves. (R. A. Butler)
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The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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