Synonyms for vacillating:
back and forth
Other synonyms and related words:
frivolous, changeable, sporadic, fly-by-night, indecisive, fanciful, Flitting, wayward, fleeting, impulsive, random, arbitrary, whimsical, flighty, fitful, capricious, volatile, fluctuating, fickle, scatterbrained, erratic.
shifting, irresolute, unstable, fluid, convertible, mercurial, unreliable, changeful, reformable, Vicissitudinous, transformable, modifiable, protean, unsettled, variable, flexible, alterable, ever-changing, fickle, varying, mutable, inconstant, unsteady, movable, wavering, restless, precarious, adjustable, adaptable, changeable, versatile, flighty, Transposable, volatile.
unsure, shifty, weak, insipid, hesitant, shrinking, volatile, halfhearted, undependable, irresolute, unwilling, shy, undecided, watery, Flitting, indecisive, erratic, impulsive, inconsistent, Shilly-shally, tentative, irresponsible, yellow, spineless, changeable, unresolved, uncertain, capricious, ambivalent, fly-by-night, dillydallying, infirm, fickle, double-minded.
not resolute (adjective)
Usage examples for vacillating:
- Vacillating to a degree, he was firm in this, and stepped into the boat as soon as it reached the yacht, ordering the men to put him ashore, and this done, the men watching him as he walked sharply away, clinging to the hope that a strong tonic would calm his feelings and give him strength to go on with his plans, and trusting to time to dull the agony of his thoughts. - "King of the Castle", George Manville Fenn.
- When the Regent, who had been a friend of her late husband, removed into the palace of the Pharaohs, he made her advances, and the clever and decided woman knew how to make herself at first agreeable, and finally indispensable, to the vacillating man. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- On all sides churches and monasteries arose and were enriched: the pious liberality of princes and private individuals increased every where, but especially at Rome, the treasures and estates of the clergy: their landed property acquired sufficient extent to be transformed insensibly into principalities; a metamorphosis but too easy under such weak governments and such vacillating legislation. - "The Power Of The Popes", Pierre Claude FranÃ§ois Daunou.