faltering faltering  /ˈfɔl tə rɪŋ/


  1. (n) the act of pausing uncertainly
  2. (adj) unsteady in speech or action



  1. The young boys soon broke the fragile toy, but the memory of its faltering flight across their living room stayed with them.
  2. The faltering institutions will see their shares devalued and will be likely to be taken over by stronger institutions as has already started happening.
  3. But by the late '30s, Fitzgerald was living on faltering nerve and occasional movie jobs.


  1. Slovenia’s Economic Slump Set to Deepen on European Recession

    Slovenia’s economic slump will deepen further this year and next on an extended recession in Europe and faltering demand in its home market amid a government austerity push, the state’s economic institute said.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. China Factory Activity Skids to 9-Month Low

    Faltering demand pushed the country's factory activity down, heightening the risk of a sharper second quarter slowdown and increasing the heat on the central bank to loosen policy.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  3. China factory activity hits 9-month low

    China's factories are faltering again, pointing to slowing growth in the world's second-biggest economy.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNN Money


  1. "California faces challenges unlike any other time in its history - a weak and faltering economy, massive job losses, and an exploding state budget deficit," Whitman, 52, said in a statement. "I refuse to stand by and watch it fail."
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Meg Whitman Source: Reuters

  2. "At the time when the Doha Round is faltering, Asean wants to stand up and proclaim its support for keeping the doors of global trade open," Arroyo said. "And there is concern about nuclear proliferation, we have stood firm in our commitment...
    on Jan 12, 2007 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Bangkok Post

  3. "This week's downturn in the global markets demonstrates how urgently we need to act to revive our nation's faltering economy," Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement.
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Harry Reid Source: AFP

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /