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  • n. A person who wavers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who wavers; one who is unsettled in doctrine, faith, opinion, or the like.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which wavers or fluctuates; especially, a person who vacillates or is undecided in mind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who hesitates (usually out of fear)


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waver +‎ -er


  • -- to be sure; most respectable man, capital fellow, the best parson in the county, -- no cant, but thoroughly orthodox; he certainly keeps in his brother, who, though a very active member, is what I call a waverer on certain questions.

    Alice, or the Mysteries — Complete

  • But if one goes on developing, keeping pace with one's own age, renewing oneself with the perennially youthful impulses of contemporary thought, one's called a waverer and a renegade.

    The Road to Damascus

  • The poet could not obtain his object if Agamemnon merely gave the summons to battle; and he thinks Agamemnon precisely the kind of waverer who will call, first the Privy Council of the Chiefs, and then an assembly.

    Homer and His Age

  • In 60 seconds or less, he went from waverer to WINO.


  • To put the issue to rest, put the issue-waverer to pasture.

    Blogtalk: The Wright-Obama Drama - The Caucus Blog -

  • And so did the Tory waverer I canvassed this morning .....

    The Conventional Wisdom Index Week 1

  • Hackwork, not something that would compel the waverer to be interested in the character or to buy the next issue.

    Renee Montoya, and a Question of appearance

  • Mr. Newman left the Church of England and with him carried many a waverer.

    Barchester Towers

  • How many a waverer has halted on the brink, gone perhaps to some public meeting and watched self-conscious Socialists dutifully addressing one another as ‘Comrade’, and then slid away, disillusioned, into the nearest four-ale bar!

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Huck, being uncommitted as yet, joined in with Tom, and the waverer quickly

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


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