Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) indecision in speech or action
  2. (noun, act) changing location by moving back and forth

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Synonyms of Vacillation

hesitation, swing, swinging, wavering

Alternate forms of Vacillation

Derivations: vacillate

Hypernyms: indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution, motion, move, movement

Origin of the word Vacillation

  1. c.1400, from L. vacillationem (nom. vacillatio) "a reeling, wavering," from pp. stem of vacillare "sway to and fro." Originally in reference to opinion or conduct; literal sense is recorded from 1630s. more

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Words that sound like Vacillation

vacuolation, vesiculation

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