- 1[intransitive] to become weaker or less effective synonym waver The economy shows no signs of faltering. Her courage never faltered.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] (+ speech) to speak in a way that shows that you are not confident His voice faltered as he began his speech.
- 3[intransitive] to walk or behave in a way that shows that you are not confident She walked up to the platform without faltering. He never faltered in his commitment to the party.
NAmE//ˈfɔltər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they falter
he / she / it falters
past simple faltered
-ing form faltering
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adjective the faltering peace talks the baby's first faltering steps