tottering

  • 1 tottering — index insecure, precarious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 Tottering — Totter Tot ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tottered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tottering}.] [Probably for older tolter; cf. AS. tealtrian to totter, vacillate. Cf.{Tilt} to incline, {Toddle}, {Tottle}, {Totty}.] 1. To shake so as to threaten a fall; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 tottering — adjective Date: 1534 1. a. being in an unstable condition < a tottering building > b. walking unsteadily 2. lacking firmness or stability ; insecure < a tottering regime > • totteringly adverb …

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  • 4 tottering — adjective 1. unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age (Freq. 3) a tottering skeleton of a horse a tottery old man • Syn: ↑tottery • Similar to: ↑unsteady 2. (of structures or institutions) having lost stabilit …

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  • 5 tottering — totteringly, adv. /tot euhr ing/, adj. 1. walking unsteadily or shakily. 2. lacking security or stability; threatening to collapse; precarious: a tottering empire. [TOTTER + ING2] * * * …

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  • 6 tottering — Synonyms and related words: Lissajous figure, alternation, ambling, ambulation, anile, back and forth, backpacking, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, collapsing, coming and going, crabbed, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, debilitated,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 7 tottering — adjective a) Unsteady, precarious or rickety. b) Unstable, insecure or wobbly …

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  • 8 tottering — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not physically steady or firm: precarious, rickety, shaky, tottery, unstable, unsteady, wobbly. See FLEXIBLE. 2. Lacking stability: infirm, insecure, precarious, shaky, tottery, unstable, unsteady, unsure, weak …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 tottering — tot·ter || tÉ‘tÉ™(r) / tÉ’t v. stagger, wobble, tremble, sway …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10 tottering — adjective (of a building) shake or rock as if about to collapse. → totter …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11 tottering — tot•ter•ing [[t]ˈtɒt ər ɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) walking unsteadily or shakily 2) lacking security or stability; threatening to collapse tot′ter•ing•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Branch Railway — The Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Branch Railway was a pleasure railway in Battersea Park. It was originally constructed in relation to Festival of Britain events on the South Bank and was designed by Frederick Roland Emett.The design of the… …

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  • 13 totter — [[t]tɒ̱tə(r)[/t]] totters, tottering, tottered 1) VERB If someone totters somewhere, they walk there in an unsteady way, for example because they are ill or drunk. [V prep/adv] He tottered to the fridge, got a beer and slumped at the table... [V… …

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  • 14 totter — /ˈtɒtə / (say totuh) verb (i) 1. to walk or go with faltering steps, as if from extreme weakness. 2. to sway or rock on the base or ground, as if about to fall: a tottering tower; a tottering government. 3. to shake or tremble: a tottering load.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 Goryeo — This article is about the Goryeo (Koryŏ) Kingdom that lasted from 918 to 1392. For the ancient Korean kingdom that changed its name from Goguryeo (Koguryŏ) to Goryeo (Koryŏ) in the 5th century, see Goguryeo. Kingdom of Goryeo 고려국 (高麗國) 고려왕조… …

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  • 16 rickety — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. shaky, infirm, weak, ramshackle; rachitic. See weakness, disease. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Liable to collapse] Syn. shaky, fragile, unsteady, wobbly; see weak 2 . 2. [Weak in the joints] Syn.… …

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  • 17 shaky — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. trembling, wavering, unsteady; insecure, unstable. See agitation, oscillation, fear, uncertainty. Ant., steady, secure. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Not firm] Syn. quivery, trembling, jellylike, all a …

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  • 18 σαλευτά — σαλευτός tottering neut nom/voc/acc pl σαλευτά̱ , σαλευτός tottering fem nom/voc/acc dual σαλευτά̱ , σαλευτός tottering fem nom/voc sg (doric aeolic) …

    Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • 19 Totter — Tot ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tottered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tottering}.] [Probably for older tolter; cf. AS. tealtrian to totter, vacillate. Cf.{Tilt} to incline, {Toddle}, {Tottle}, {Totty}.] 1. To shake so as to threaten a fall; to vacillate; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 Tottered — Totter Tot ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tottered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tottering}.] [Probably for older tolter; cf. AS. tealtrian to totter, vacillate. Cf.{Tilt} to incline, {Toddle}, {Tottle}, {Totty}.] 1. To shake so as to threaten a fall; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English