Đồng nghĩa của faltering

Alternative for faltering

falters, faltered, faltering

Đồng nghĩa: flounder, hesitate, stagger, stumble, waver,

Adjective

Frail, sickly or of a delicate constitution
weakly weak feeble frail ailing sickly debilitated delicate invalid enfeebled ill decrepit failing unstable faint anile fragile unsound puny irresolute wobbly insecure shaky unsubstantial wavering vacillating anaemic anemic flimsy halting lame sensile insubstantial laid low doddering doddery aged old elderly senile tottering unsteady languid wasted weakened sapped asthenic effete prostrated prostrate enervated slight infirm down-and-out long in the tooth sick unwell tottery uncertain wobbling tentative bedridden wimpish wimpy soft softened poorly indisposed low tender indecisive in poor health in declining health shaking teetering staggering dotard incapacitated unhealthy exhausted brittle drained vitiated shatterable fracturable below par powerless crippled spent trembly vulnerable breakable frangible pathetic strengthless sapless meager meagre weedy valetudinarian crumbly tenuous destructible woozy down bad rotten lousy friable off-color out of sorts shattery worn out out of gas under the weather run-down sick as a dog run down laid-up lacklustre poor lackluster hindered encumbered hampered nesh sensitive susceptible weak-kneed spineless fine played out washed-out declining slender unfit in poor condition impotent helpless splintery smashable etiolated destroyable eggshell shilpit easily broken trembling gentle insufficient half-hearted dopey emasculated flat flabby dainty thin fishy wispy spindly fatigued tired weary languorous sluggish depleted beat pooped afflicted low-energy burned out tuckered out a wreck out of commission worn-out broken-down out-of-action tired out groggy awful squeamish on the sick list diseased not in good shape invalided funny iffy achy seedy in a bad way bummed feverish hypochondriacal disordered in pain not oneself peculiar impaired not very well like death warmed up peaky rickety liverish queer off colour green about the gills queasy infected not well terrible wabbit rocky at death's door nauseated nauseous laid up

Adjective

Unable to make decisions
indecisive tentative wavering dithering irresolute uncertain vacillating doubtful hesitant undecided ambivalent divided equivocating fluctuating hesitating teetering undetermined unsure waffling torn uncommitted unresolved iffy pussyfooting weak astraddle changeable halting uneventful unstable weak-kneed of two minds on the fence shilly-shallying weak-minded wishy-washy hemming and hawing hot and cold in two minds sitting on the fence blowing hot and cold in a dilemma in a quandary unsettled indefinite in doubt skeptical sceptical suspicious unconvinced dubious doubting distrustful equivocal mistrustful hinky trustless fickle perplexed leery like doubting Thomas faithless without belief agnostic slow unsteady infirm nervous changing halfhearted shaky fearful wobbly confused vexed dilly-dallying vacillant shillyshallying inconstant volatile on-the-fence hot-and-cold vague unclear hazy ambiguous split insecure full of doubt noncommittal oscillating diffident unconfident on the horns of a dilemma betwixt and between running hot and cold not sure pending open indeterminate unidentified abeyant unspecified unknown incalculable unheard of unproven undiscovered unfamiliar up in the air debatable in the balance open to question in limbo unconfirmed moot unconcluded unfinished questionable ongoing yet to be decided incomplete unanswered controversial unascertained arguable open to debate dodgy problematic inconclusive on the back burner unestablished on ice borderline disputed outstanding to be decided dicey hairy unsolved unpredictable in a state of uncertainty unforeseeable chancy speculative open to doubt disputable obscure touch and go contentious in abeyance unattended to awaiting action problematical hanging fire undefined up for grabs secret suspended unrevealed deferred untold postponed unexplained unrecognized neglected unnoted unperceived untrustworthy unreliable pendent put off unfixed at issue unrecognised undependable controvertible hanging mysterious in dispute indistinct awaiting decision perplexing puzzling dubitable in cold storage still open awaiting attention contestable doubtable negotiable issuable in the air not yet established in question in a state of suspension in a state of limbo up for discussion in no man's land unbeknownst in hand strange nameless unnamed undistinguished unassertive unbeknown ignored wide open unlikely suspect open to discussion put to one side in suspension risky open for discussion not yet settled unquestioned unnoticed unrefuted unchallenged debated contested fluctuant yet to be settled not fixed not settled conjectural precarious sketchy forgotten abandoned unable to decide humming and hawing neutral impartial not definite hedging your bets in the middle inexplicit imprecise left out anyone's guess inexact indistinguishable in contention thorny ticklish delicate sticky knotty taxing abstruse cryptic arcane confusing muffled hanging by a thread on thin ice hidden dark undisclosed concealed on hold hot-button intangible indiscernible shadowy elusive cagey undivulged awkward troublesome difficult fractious tricky loath reticent indisposed unconvincing unproved ill-defined disinclined much debated reluctant loth cagy unsatisfying unsatisfactory inadequate resolving nothing lacking groundless unfateful unfounded deficient unsound proving nothing unapprehended riddling subject to debate unsavoury fly-by-night unsavory questioning unassured untrusty noteless to be won or lost leaving matters open mootable a live issue a moot point a controversial subject left hanging a matter of opinion bone of contention the jury's out undone between rock and hard place between sixes and sevens still open to question still open to doubt remaining left awaiting not done dependent ominous continuing pensile in reserve to be done in line on board on line around the corner in the works clouded open-ended not decided

Adjective

Uncomfortable or embarrassed
ill at ease uneasy awkward anxious edgy on edge self-conscious shy uncomfortable bashful embarrassed gauche hesitant inhibited nervous nervy on tenterhooks out of place restless strained tense troubled unnatural unsettled unsure worried blushing discomfited disquieted disturbed fidgety jittery restive retiring shrinking uncertain unrelaxed antsy apprehensive on pins and needles unquiet aflutter atwitter discombobulated distrustful dithery fazed goosey het up hinky hung up insecure jumpy keyed up perturbed queasy queazy twitchy upset uptight doubtful suspicious agitated bothered wired stressy fretful distressed overwrought discomposed worked up concerned fearful alarmed in a tizzy disconcerted shaken strung out flustered stressed unnerved ruffled frightened rattled like a cat on a hot tin roof excited overstrung dismayed in a state shaky strung up scared vexed hyper like a cat on hot bricks distraught high-strung a bundle of nerves all of a dither afraid wound up toey spooky squirrelly windy impatient like a fish out of water in a state of agitation unrestful in a stew irritable in a tizz in a flap shook up wrought up sheepish annoyed in a state of nerves flurried confused thrown skittish all of a lather touchy having kittens hysterical tormented adrenalized timid trembling irascible excitable highly strung timorous neurotic shaking discountenanced spooked hot and bothered beside oneself irked choked bundle of nerves in a sweat in a twitter in a twit unsteady distracted peevish fractious shocked perplexed unhappy frantic febrile sensitive diffident unstable quaking unconfident withdrawn critical anguished under stress worried sick stressed out panicky shamefaced harassed introverted muddled irresolute angsty unglued all of a doodah stilted inconvenienced irritated in a cold sweat bricking oneself having butterflies in the stomach turbulent unpeaceful tetchy testy querulous crotchety crabbed captious hectic modest short-tempered bad-tempered fraught terrified in turmoil in a panic frenzied ill-tempered emotional irrational self-effacing fretting overactive heated brittle white-knuckled hot under the collar wreck hurt meek unassertive provoked reserved overanxious quivering grieved self-doubting clutched sad perverse ornery hassled nervous wreck saddened beset riled ashamed fevered angstful solicitous in suspense wavering stiff tortured bugged plagued abashed moved gutted a wreck mousy unruly in a dither worried stiff angered disappointed shot to pieces socially lacking with one's stomach in knots angry put out blue in a spin unassured nerdy socially anxious all of a flutter socially incompetent socially inept fidgeting broken up blundering cut up in a flat spin with your heart in your mouth geeky socially awkward fitful unpoised maladroit aw-shucks twittering disorientated under pressure cross complaining indecisive tentative under a strain disoriented bewildered palpitant wrung careful petulant dithering vacillating pressured strange lost frazzled exasperated desperate flushed startled intense caught up miserable unbalanced disorderly moving fluttery shot all nerves creepy frisky galled chafed overemotional falling apart histrionic inflamed aquiver daunted on the qui vive shivery taut watchful swithering lacking social skills discomforted tongue-tied feverish hyperactive aghast a basket case dreading sweating bullets wriggly unreluctant flighty white knuckled squirmy tied up in knots exercised biting one's nails stirred up in a lather flapping aroused strict on the defensive conventional old-fashioned cautious wiggly all wound up up the wall hyped-up wrought-up overexcited afire atingle hyperexcited grumpy ill-natured recalcitrant refractory afflicted asea exacerbated puzzled displeased chagrined aggravated pained mortified pestered harried harrowed miffed prickly obstinate champing at the bit stubborn unyielding artificial cranky splenetic out of sorts whining crabby grumbling ratty hot-tempered snappy temperamental chippy quick-tempered mannered out of countenance affected unsure of yourself ill-at-ease incongruous oversensitive moody zipped up hot juiced up snappish contrary caviling faultfinding carping huffy mean lacking confidence unforthcoming cavilling offended fretted not self-assured lacking self-confidence passive nerve-racking stressful nail-biting feeling anxious verklempt come apart psyched out unzipped bummed out wounded at sixes and sevens in disorder all torn up low amazed out of one's element reluctant backward vague touch and go up in the air Delphic hanging by thread on thin ice questioning nerves on edge active hurried transient tossing and turning wandering intermittent changeable itchy inconstant footloose spasmodic roving sleepless nomadic bustling unassuming humiliated shamed constrained unpresuming humbled unobtrusive wary dishonoured demeaned wishing the earth would swallow one up discredited with egg on one's face put out of countenance dishonored caught with egg on your face not know where to put yourself shown-up chastened red-faced humble coy demure recessive quiet reticent dubious flinching rabbity chary mim blenching ungraceful rough-hewn raw unrefined uneducated lacking in social grace wooden lacking in social graces oafish unpolished indelicate callow rustic unsophisticated graceless rustical unworldly inelegant ill-mannered ill-bred dorky shaking in one's shoes sorrowful heartbroken depressed mournful inconsolable disconsolate dejected despondent doleful down heartsick heavyhearted cheerless downcast woebegone forlorn downhearted despairing brokenhearted melancholy crestfallen beleaguered joyless grief-stricken glum gloomy dispirited desolate heartsore down in the mouth down in the dumps tearful wretched broken-hearted low-spirited woeful traumatized cast down disheartened sorry droopy nonplussed melancholic hard-pressed hangdog traumatised morose overwhelmed grieving flummoxed bereaved fuddled discouraged sullen in pain dismal mystified devastated dolorous at sea hurting bemused befuddled heavy-hearted confounded demoralized angst-ridden stunned sombre somber agonized floored baffled stumped rueful preoccupied aggrieved taken aback broken demoralised regretful agonised in the dumps bad dumbfounded hounded crushed under the cosh up against it horrified bamboozled teary bedevilled tristful bedeviled down-hearted sorrowing bushed mazed wildered stupefied thrown off balance at a loss injured shook persecuted careworn dazed astounded haunted astonished hag-ridden wistful clueless weepy dragged suffering mixed-up lugubrious shot down shaken up in grief in doldrums maladjusted in tears dreary put upon addled foxed beaten peeved pessimistic solemn destroyed bowed down spiritless wrecked listless fed up with your back to the wall singing the blues difficult distrait obsessed trepidatious unhinged oppressed affrighted terrorized hysteric absent-minded engrossed bitter horror-struck messed up mourning weeping browbeaten long-faced violent surprised frayed stricken overcome terrorised funereal chapfallen grim heavy with grief overcome with sorrow bleak hunted in difficulties down-in-the-mouth black terror-stricken befogged shell-shocked fogged hard put pensive racked with suffering worn out down in dumps sick at heart dull frozen ruthful uncomprehending in a tight corner in a tight spot in a blue funk gray at the end of your tether grey mixed up at the end of one's rope down and out languorous triste running scared with one's back up against the wall saturnine having cold feet languid comfortless sulky ripped badgered skittery unconsolable basket case burned sore contused damaged narked easily agitated easily frightened lamenting remorseful scunnered impaired frustrated anxiety-ridden ground down shattered pining scary nonplused grievous haggard besieged downtrodden emotionally unstable emotionally unbalanced worn down emotionally damaged emotionally injured depressive panicked hopeless heavy luckless dumbstruck discontented painful downbeat blank in a bad way in the pits elegiacal crummy cast-down elegiac emotionally defeated in shock foreboding mistrustful ailing racked lachrymose pressurized defeatist teed off staggered flabbergasted weak mirthless rebellious alienated in despair in low spirits rushed piteous on a downer bleeding weighed down sunk as sick as a parrot brooding mopey sick as a parrot pressurised dolent in sorrow heartrending full of sorrow in mourning tear-jerking affecting troubling lily-livered biting nails having a funny feeling having stage fright bowled over blown away speechless hapless morbid down in mouth let-down not happy undermined reproachful besotted had their heads messed with disgruntled stung piqued wakeful dysfunctional disordered got caused to be at a stand made to scratch their head beat graveled buffaloed thrown off gravelled confusticated abstracted insomniac languished having blue devils negative dysphoric having the blahs absent diverted at wit's end intimidated petrified discontinuous disconnected interrupted inattentive visited by preyed upon abject cowardly unsleeping awake distant absorbed faraway shook-up insomnolent emotionally scarred emotionally disturbed erratic incomplete fragmentary cowering heaving struck hit cowed pusillanimous possessed psyched-out alert chap-fallen sorry for yourself chicken afeared not best pleased absentminded yellow feart frit gripped cut to the quick vigilant distressing bumpy messed-up in awe alarmed at in a funk shaking like a leaf scared stiff faint-hearted scared witless terror-struck apprehensive about scared to death intimidated by scared out of your wits panic-stricken in a fluster horror-stricken frightened out of your wits consumed caught off balance in botheration dolesome emotionally confused screwed up ill-adjusted dominated controlled without sleep wide-awake attentive wide awake miles away dreamy sidetracked unfocused unnerving disturbing hairy distressful agitating unsettling disquieting worrisome nerve-wracking wailing aching bewailing bemoaning mad cursed seized jerky jouncy raging choppy disrupted sporadic dogged overpowered surrounded pushed smitten insane devoured held paranoid bewitched trying rolly rough punchy dopey pixillated silly spaced spacey zonked-out muddleheaded spaced-out punch-drunk dopy addle pixilated muzzy addlepated raddled zonked slaphappy dizzy spacy not with it fiendish busy tricky time-poor overloaded overburdened overtaxed overworked racked with pain storm-tossed deeply affected driven to distraction harmed fuzzy emotionally charged taken over under a spell in the grip of pressed struggling herky-jerky struck down laid low in dire straits hard at it between a rock and a hard place

Adjective

Not clearly expressed or pronounced
inarticulate incoherent incomprehensible unclear unintelligible indistinct muffled mumbled halting hesitant muttered garbled hesitating stammering stumbling stuttering confused muddled mute speechless voiceless disjointed jumbled rambling tongue-tied awkward blurred clumsy inaudible maundering mumbling obscure reticent unvocal vague poorly spoken imperfect weak broken unsteady uneven disconnected unconnected disordered wandering limping hobbling uncoordinated scrambled wild illogical stuttered slurred choppy disorganized discursive inconsistent stammered inchoate incongruous disorganised puzzling incohesive dumb desultory discordant breathless discontinuous mixed up hard to follow all over the place scrappy bitty disorderly fragmentary sketchy untidy piecemeal fragmented unsystematic patchy haphazard incomplete unorganized loose erratic unorganised deficient irrational chaotic messy fitful meaningless woolly shambolic irregular fuzzy faint wooly defective random cluttered orderless unpolished anarchic aimless unfathomable slovenly topsy-turvy out of order partial ill-thought-out in disarray higgledy-piggledy in a muddle indecipherable spasmodic murmured low interrupted scattered hazy slipshod unmethodical fractional crude part unfinished rough inexplicit opaque inadequate ambiguous uncertain unkempt sloppy rudimentary all over the shop in a mess screwed up in disorder all over the lot all over the map in a shambles shuffled varying variable ununified diffuse nonsensical irrelevant muddle-headed mixed-up muddy muddleheaded uncontinuous like a bomb's hit it perfunctory intermittent superficial patchwork unarranged messed up sporadic thrown together episodic aperiodic occasional casual catchy spotty episodical fragmental discrete indiscernible cryptic insufficient gaping alternate disrupted impenetrable ungraspable enigmatic inscrutable half halfway wanting indiscriminate illegible senseless lacking inconclusive simple unskillful makeshift unexplicit equivocal unknowable Greek tenebrous incognizable fathomless on and off systemless unsystematized disunited basic in pieces discombobulated disarranged short unregulated slapdash undeveloped undone abridged shortened bleary divided separated unstructured all Greek to me rough and ready stirred up ruffled half-pie unaccomplished restricted qualified unexecuted distorted indefinite misty blurry nebulous dislocated displaced without unity split directionless ill-defined haywire upset rumpled tangled out of place rude not total expurgated underdone unconsummated immature unwhole curtailed meager under construction not whole meagre not entire badly organized unfocused shadowy far-out jumpy unattached jerky out-to-lunch spacey spaced-out out-of-it cool imprecise upside-down at sixes and sevens hit-or-miss undetermined gauzy dim murky muzzy pale undefined blear indistinguishable foggy inexact snarled like a dog's breakfast pell-mell like a dog's dinner hugger-mugger mussy littered every which way lacking definition out of focus unsure low resolution

Adjective

Describing a passage having this mark

Adjective

Lacking strength of character to follow one's own principles
weak irresolute indecisive spineless unassertive cowardly fickle gutless impotent ineffectual meek passive timid weak-willed craven dithering ineffective inept soft spiritless tame useless wishy-washy effete fallible indeterminate invertebrate nerveless pathetic powerless pusillanimous timorous undetermined vacillating wavering weakling characterless chicken-hearted corruptible faint-hearted hemming and hawing lily-livered limp-wristed milk-and-water namby-pamby supine undependable unreliable unsure waffling weak-kneed wet yellow yellow-bellied yielding chicken easily led wimpish wimpy feeble frail fearful weakened sissy candy-assed boneless wussy pigeon-hearted submissive poor-spirited chicken-livered cowering recreant sissified quaking trembling afraid hesitant nervous shrinking unheroic poltroon dastardly tentative chickenhearted milk-livered frightened weedy apprehensive enervated scared uncertain shy insipid weak-minded fainthearted abject compliant diffident unmanly jittery doubtful inadequate cowed retiring vapid halting anxious half-hearted jejune debilitated daunted easily frightened nerdy persuasible persuadable impressionable milksoppish caitiff pithless mousy infirm biddable mousey skittish tremulous undecided lacking courage panicky pigeonhearted feeble-minded hesitating intimidated dismayed equivocating changeable teetering divided ambivalent fluctuating uncommitted unresolved torn shaky unassured iffy shilly-shallying unstable having cold feet in two minds sitting on the fence in a quandary in a dilemma blowing hot and cold innocuous inefficient incompetent silly disorganized wasteful foolish petrified coward insufficient epicene insignificant lame simpering colourless drippy swishy snowflake daft jumpy feart easily scared nervy broken bland stumbling limp mean-spirited disorganised flabby spooked lifeless inert niddering colorless cringey funky coy poltroonish white-livered sookie ignoble flavourless mediocre watered-down listless sapless flavorless languid dull gentle browbeaten Milquetoast capricious bullied unnerved base scary fearsome dishonourable dishonorable cringing deceitful offensive treacherous sneaking low unprincipled unethical tricky stammering cowhearted backward worthless pussyfooting uneventful astraddle unresisting afraid of one's own shadow hot and cold of two minds on the fence obedient paper tiger no guts running scared acquiescent tractable unprotesting deferential having the willies lacking feeling insecure unconfident squeamish forceless self-conscious self-doubting lacking assurance lacking self-confidence approval-seeking not confident not self-assured lacking in confidence lacking confidence like a lamb to the slaughter without a will of your own afraid of one's shadow unsteady unsettled doubting changing halfhearted wobbly on-the-fence in doubt full of doubt hot-and-cold without guts

Adjective

(of an explanation or excuse) Unconvincingly feeble
lame poor thin unconvincing weak feeble flimsy pathetic hollow implausible inadequate puny transparent unlikely half-baked insufficient unsatisfactory faulty flabby ineffective inefficient unpersuasive unpleasing unsuitable hard to believe hard to swallow shallow incredible unbelievable inconceivable questionable suspect improbable tenuous unsound paltry ineffectual trifling untenable dubious doubtful sketchy tame specious fantastic unreasonable far-fetched fishy illogical superficial flat false groundless unimpressive fallacious inept unsuccessful phony trivial unsubstantial fruitless futile profitless useless phoney unrealistic fanciful frivolous fantastical incredulous uncompelling unthinkable unimaginable strained unconceivable controvertible inane baseless assailable wishful weakly contemptible puerile ungrounded remote ponderous forced laboured labored strange insubstantial difficult to believe cock-and-bull not convincing beyond belief scarcely credible hard to take full of it threadbare vapid preposterous meager meagre vague flawed irrational nonsensical inconclusive unsubstantiated absurd contradictory nebulous ludicrous farfetched weak-kneed spurious incongruous unsustainable invalid unsupportable shaky irreconcilable puzzling obscure senseless impossible indefensible nonrational reachy vain unfounded airy unreasoned inconsequent illegitimate inconsequential unreasoning fatuous nutty wacky slight problematic off the wall won't hold water full of holes won't wash self-contradictory too much for the birds ridiculous staggering mind-boggling extraordinary incogitable mind-blowing far out deficient astonishing amazing measly unreal outlandish infeasible reaching harebrained past belief flakey kooky screwy open to doubt jaw-dropping cockamamie scatterbrained eye-popping flaky cockeyed lamebrained inconsiderable inappreciable insignificant incomprehensible unheard-of unknowable unimagined insupposable rare out of the question imcomprehensible extremely implausible extremely unlikely extremely doubtful too little too late extremely difficult to believe not to be thought of won't fly not in the least likely beyond the bounds of possibility beyond reason debatable tall unplausible not likely cock and bull

Noun

The quality or state of being uncertain or hesitant
wavering hesitancy vacillation hesitation indecision irresolution pause hesitance wabbling wobbling shilly-shallying shilly-shally fence-sitting indecisiveness doubt fluctuation equivocation delay oscillation irresoluteness uncertainty dubiety tentativeness misgiving dawdling procrastination skepticism delaying scepticism mistrust qualm indisposition scruple demurral stumbling fumbling stuttering stammering hemming and hawing averseness dithering reluctance unwillingness timidity timidness to-and-fro temporization dilly-dallying unsureness stalling waiting humming and hawing temporizing havering cunctation hanging back temporising doubtfulness blowing hot and cold swithering incertitude second thoughts ambivalence teetering pausing lack of resolution dubiousness nervousness shillyshallying sitting on the fence inconclusiveness indefiniteness indeterminacy woolliness vagueness unclearness inconstancy swither unsteadiness caution diffidence faint-heartedness half-heartedness changeableness weakness lingering loitering dallying tarrying postponement slowness deferment dilatoriness slackness reprieve respite breather recess dragging your feet rest adjournment lagging behind kicking the can down the road delaying tactics reservation disinclination resistance demur lack of enthusiasm contradiction conflict quandary muddle opposition dilemma confusion clash haze iffiness haziness prevarication gingerliness incongruity equivocacy inconsistency shuffling quibbling hedging qualification cavilling ambiguity quibble parrying fencing confusion dilemma fudging evasion pussyfooting tergiversation shuffle dodging equivocality caviling stalling for time

Verb

Present participle for to be indecisive
wavering hesitating pausing delaying oscillating stalling vacillating fluctuating havering yo-yoing dilly-dallying shilly-shallying tergiversating thinking twice trembling tumbling balancing bobbling dithering getting cold feet halting hanging back lurching quavering reeling rolling scrupling staggering swaying teetering wabbling wobbling humming and hawing pussyfooting around sitting on the fence blowing hot and cold changing mind swithering demurring procrastinating temporizing seesawing dawdling hemming and hawing boggling hovering temporising tottering rocking equivocating dallying alternating doubting lingering wasting time see-sawing keeping changing your mind swinging hedging baulking dillydallying balking waffling recoiling from shying flinching from shrinking from tarrying trifling floundering hanging back from vacillating about thinking twice about having scruples about having misgivings about having qualms about shying away from holding back chopping and changing having reservations about shying away holding off dragging your heels veering prevaricating teeter-tottering faffing about changing straddling fence-straddling whiffling dodging going from one extreme to the other becoming unsteady messing around hanging about hanging around running hot and cold pottering umming and ahing straggling lagging loitering sticking at baulking at staying in the background staying back shrinking back dragging your feet hanging fire jibbing balking at sticking questioning demurring about worrying gagging demurring from stickling fretting killing time marking time whiling away time moving slowly playing a waiting game boggling at wavering about minding doing something disrelishing having qualms shrinking having doubts waiting hesitating to scrupling about pussyfooting stumbling lacking conviction harbouring reservations about wondering about expressing suspicions about having doubts about feeling uneasy about harbouring suspicions about having suspicions about having hesitations about thinking something unlikely entertaining doubts about fluctuating on expressing reservations about feeling uncertain deferring deliberating stopping mammering weighing hanging pondering debating pulling back thinking about sitting on fence varying flip-flopping doubting yourself having misgivings faffing around messing about wobbling about beating around the bush flickering quivering paltering trimming shuddering whiffling waffling mutating altering turning shifting digressing transforming rising and falling displacing going up and down staying retarding using delaying tactics cooling taking a raincheck putting off doing something postponing suspending action postponing action poking goldbricking dragging protracting prolonging adjourning putting off deferring action playing for time letting something slide kicking the can down the road

Verb

Present participle for to fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise
weakening fading failing waning abating wilting flagging languishing drooping sagging wasting away tiring withering lolling swagging hanging sinking decaying lagging emaciating going shrivelling shriveling slipping falling growing weary growing tired losing strength losing energy becoming fatigued growing weak going into a decline deteriorating crumbling degenerating collapsing slumping dropping declining diminishing disintegrating ebbing dwindling crumpling succumbing going downhill caving in wasting subsiding falling in giving way falling down rotting wearying lessening debilitating fainting regressing breaking descending retrograding sliding dying decreasing devolving tuckering knocking out petering out breaking down conking out going down falling to pieces giving exhausting sickening draining settling perishing atrophying depreciating disimproving spoiling enervating prostrating overtiring pooping retrogressing pining tumbling worsening folding bushing buckling toppling wearing crashing wizening jading shattering drying up melting away wearing out falling apart disabling going to pieces depleting fizzling bedraggling giving out pooping out wearing down falling off falling apart at the seams staving crushing backsliding lowering staving in becoming moribund having one foot in the grave eroding receding stumbling flopping sinking back tapering off dying away palling disappearing evaporating sinking inwards crashing in ducking cratering tumbling down drying dropping down dying down dying out dying off melting mummifying growing less falling flat shrinking losing courage desiccating whacking frazzling deflating blighting aging contracting becoming limp shriveling up blasting constricting ageing washing out overtaxing taxing killing knackering outwearing harassing busting doing in becoming marcescent making sleepy making weary tiring out becoming stale draining of energy wearing on shagging out taking it out of doing up taking fatiguing tuckering out wearing to a frazzle stagnating degrading vitiating debasing lapsing impairing putrefying dilapidating becoming debilitated going backwards boring becoming worse yielding imploding foundering wearing away getting worse growing worse going bad losing quality coming apart breaking up going to pot going into decline going down the toilet hitting the skids mouldering going out giving in breaking apart toppling over coming down hungering longing yearning hankering teetering brooding desponding ailing moldering withering away fading away fizzling out going soft dying on vine

Verb

Present participle for fail under pressure

Verb

Present participle for fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
lagging delaying lingering dawdling loitering dallying trailing idling sauntering straggling tarrying hanging back shilly-shallying crawling creeping decreasing diddling dillydallying dilly-dallying diminishing dithering dragging dropping failing falling back falling behind flagging lallygagging lollygagging moping poking dragging behind ebbing slackening trailing behind waning hobbling inching jellying limping lounging moving slowly plodding procrastinating retarding shuffling slouching slowing staggering staying tailing tooling trudging bringing up the rear dropping behind falling off inching along putting off slowing up losing strength getting no place fast dragging your feet hesitating lolling pausing trifling puttering vacillating taking your time lagging behind sitting around goofing off taking one's time fooling around ambling traipsing drifting strolling moseying wandering rambling loafing sloughing skulking hanging about tottering mooching lumbering shambling going slowly pottering about pottering around meandering frittering away hanging out pottering round walking slowly taking a stroll strolling along taking it easy wasting time pottering stalling dragging along roaming dragging oneself roving killing time diddle-daddling toddling marking time waiting hanging fire frittering time away scrounging around shlepping along bumming around hanging around stumbling warming a chair halting hovering lurking dabbling sitting on one's butt doddering waddling tramping passing time slogging stamping galumphing tromping floundering lumping clumping barging scuffing stomping scuffling stumping changing flogging shifting lurching pounding walking

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