- An example of something vacillating is fan that moves from side to side.
- An example of someone vacillating is a politician who changes his stance on a issue as public opinion changes.
The definition of vacillating is something that moves or changes at will.
wavering or tending to waver in motion, opinion, etc.
- Present participle of vacillate.
- He was weak, vacillating and ineffective as a politician, lacking in judgment and decision, and without any great parliamentary talent.
- The king maintained a vacillating attitude, influenced now by the threats of the Bohemians, now by the advice of the papal nuncio, who had followed him to Prague.
- Later on he attempted to influence the Prussian Northern Union in the direction of the national policy, and he took part in the sessions of the Erfurt parliament; but, soon realizing the hopelessness of any good results from the vacillating policy of Prussia, he retired from the contest, and, as a major in the service of the SchleswigHolstein government, took part in the Danish War of 1850.
- Eugenius was dignified in demeanour, but inexperienced and vacillating in action and excitable in temper.
- This contingency explains the vacillating and illogical character of the papal diplomacy with regard to the Byzantine problem, and, inter slid, the opposition of Eugenius III.