vacilante
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vacilante(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unstable)
a. unsteady
El anciano caminaba con un bastón, dando pasos vacilantes.The old man walked with a walking stick, taking unsteady steps.
b. shaky
Luisa tomó el vaso, pero su pulso vacilante lo dejó caer al suelo.Luisa picked up the glass, but her shaky hands dropped it on the floor.
2. (dubious)
a. hesitant
Laura estaba vacilante, pero finalmente se decidió a renunciar a su trabajo.Laura seemed hesitant, but she finally decided to quit her job.
b. indecisive
Nuestro jefe es una persona vacilante que no puede tomar decisiones apresuradas.Our boss is indecisive and can't take a decision under pressure.
c. doubtful
La respuesta de Carlos fue un tanto vacilante cuando aceptó cuidar de los perros de su vecino.Carlos sounded a little doubtful when he agreed to look after his neighbor's dogs.
3. (scintillating)
a. flickering
Una luz tenue y vacilante iluminaba el sótano.A faint, flickering light illuminated the basement.
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vacilante
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dudoso, indeciso)
a. hesitant
2. (al elegir)
a. indecisive
3. (luz)
a. flickering
4. (pulso)
a. irregular
5. (paso)
a. swaying, unsteady
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vacilante
adjective
1 [+mano, paso] unsteady; [+voz] faltering; halting; [+memoria] uncertain; [+mueble] wobbly; tottery
2 [+persona] (inseguro) hesitant; uncertain; (indeciso) indecisive
3 [+luz] flickering
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