Etymology
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waver (v.)

late 13c., weyveren, "to show indecision," probably related to Old English wæfre "restless, wavering," from Proto-Germanic *wæbraz (source also of Middle High German wabern "to waver," Old Norse vafra "to hover about"), a frequentative form from the root of wave (v.). Related: Wavered; wavering.

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Definitions of waver
1
waver (v.)
pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness;
Synonyms: hesitate / waffle
waver (v.)
be unsure or weak;
Synonyms: falter
waver (v.)
move hesitatingly, as if about to give way;
Synonyms: falter
waver (v.)
move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern;
Synonyms: fluctuate / vacillate
waver (v.)
move back and forth very rapidly;
Synonyms: flicker / flitter / flutter / quiver
waver (v.)
sway from side to side;
Synonyms: weave
waver (v.)
give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency;
Synonyms: quaver
2
waver (n.)
someone who communicates by waving;
waver (n.)
the act of pausing uncertainly;
Synonyms: hesitation / falter / faltering
waver (n.)
the act of moving back and forth;
Synonyms: flutter / flicker
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