faded, flutter, flicker, listless, faint, disinclination, indisposition, waver, purposeless, irresolute, timid, hesitation, feeble, indistinct, faint-hearted, half-hearted, worn, languid, wearied, fatigued, wavering, dim, reluctance, weak, worn out, unsteady, falter, exhausted, vacillation, worn down, hesitancy, ill-defined
failing (part of speech: verb)
hesitating (part of speech: verb)
stumbling (part of speech: verb)
flinching (part of speech: verb)
- We must keep our own course without faltering." - "Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life", Arthur Conan Doyle.
- Dylara's progress had been snail- like that night as she worked her way through impenetrable darkness; Tharn moved along her pathway speedily and without faltering, Trakor following. - "The Return of Tharn", Howard Carleton Browne.
- " I'm better alone, mother," said Katie, her voice for the first time faltering. - "Between Whiles", Helen Hunt Jackson.