vacillation


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vacillation \Vac`il*la"tion\, n. [L. vacillatio: cf. F.
   vacillation.]
   1. The act of vacillating; a moving one way and the other; a
      wavering.
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            His vacillations, always exhibited most pitiably in
            emergencies.                          --Macaulay.
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   2. Unsteadiness of purpose; changeableness.
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            There is a vacillation, or an alternation of
            knowledge and doubt.                  --Jer. Taylor.
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