What is another word for tottering?

558 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ tˈɒtəɹɪŋ], [ tˈɒtəɹɪŋ], [ t_ˈɒ_t_ə_ɹ_ɪ_ŋ]

Tottering is a term that suggests instability or unsteadiness in one's walk or balance. Some synonyms that could be used to replace tottering include teetering, wobbling, stumbling, swaying, faltering, or trembling. The word teetering implies a back-and-forth movement and is commonly used when describing someone struggling to maintain balance on a narrow surface. Wobbling also refers to unsteady movement but suggests more of a side-to-side sway. Stumbling often suggests tripping or nearly falling down. Swaying can describe a variety of movements that alternate in one direction or another. Faltering suggests weakness or hesitation, while trembling describes shaking movements or a quivering motion.

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    • Verb, gerund or present participle
      faltering.

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What are the opposite words for tottering?

The word "tottering" generally means unsteady or unstable, but it has several antonyms. Stable and steady are two possible opposites of tottering. Another antonym is immovable, which means firmly fixed and unable to move. Rock solid is another antonym for tottering, meaning something that is extremely stable and unlikely to move or change. The word firm may also be an antonym of tottering, meaning strong, solid, and steady, and not likely to move or waver. Finally, secure may also be an antonym of tottering, meaning something that is firmly fixed and unlikely to come loose or fall.

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Usage examples for Tottering

Just as the function of every true miracle is to lead to a state of faith in which miracles are not required; just as a mother reaches her hand to a tottering infant, that presently the boy may go alone, so the Lord fought for Israel, that Israel might learn to fight for the Lord.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
Scarcely, however, had she deposited her in safety, than she fell tottering backwards and sank to the ground.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
I jumped out with tottering knees, and rang the bell violently.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

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