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faltered, past participle; falters, 3rd person singular present; faltering, present participle; faltered, past tense;
  1. Start to lose strength or momentum
    • - her smile faltered and then faded
    • - his faltering career
  2. Speak in a hesitant or unsteady voice
    • - “I c-c-can't,” he faltered
  3. Move unsteadily or in a way that shows lack of confidence
    • - he faltered and finally stopped in midstride

  1. hesitation: the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
  2. be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"
  3. move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  4. stumble: walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
  5. bumble: speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
  6. (faltering) unsteady in speech or action
  7. Falter (literally "Butterfly") is a weekly magazine published in Vienna, Austria.
  8. unsteadiness; To waver or be unsteady; To stammer; To stumble
  9. (faltering) hesitancy
  10. (Faltered) a term used for a horse that was in contention early and drops back in the late stages. It is more drastic than weakened but less drastic than stopped.
  11. (Faltered) An animal who ran well early in the race and falls back during the later stages.
  12. (Faltered) This term, along with quite a few other comments describes a horse that gives ground during a race. In other words, he backs off the leaders, generally in the late stages.
  13. (faltered) Start to lose strength or momentium. "The Russian soldier's grin never faltered when he heard the translation"  (116).
  14. To speak hesitatingly; stammer; stutter, stop and think before talking
  15. to move in an uncertain manner