vacillation

[vas-uh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act or instance of vacillating.
2.
a state of indecision or irresolution.
3.
unsteady movement; fluctuation.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English vacillacion < Latin vacillātiōn- (stem of vacillātiō) a swaying. See vacillate, -ion

nonvacillation, noun
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vacillate (ˈvæsɪˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to fluctuate in one's opinions; be indecisive
2.  to sway from side to side physically; totter or waver
 
[C16: from Latin vacillāre to sway, of obscure origin]
 
vacil'lation
 
n
 
'vacillator
 
n

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vacillation
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.
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But let us plunge deeper into the vocabulary of vacillation.
These things give his policy the appearance, and often the reality of vacillation.
Even some plaintiffs who have vowed to reject the settlement have moments of vacillation.
The vacillation between hot and cold, stern and pliable, resolute and accommodating hasn't inspired that confidence.
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