When you decide on one option and then start to rethink your decision and have a hard time choosing, this is an example of a situation where you waver between different options.
The weather wavered between sunny and overcast.
The waver of the flashlight in the distance.
I felt encouraged by all the enthusiastic wavers in the crowd.
The Fourth of July brings out all the flag wavers.
Johnny is such a little waver; everyone who passes by receives his preferred greeting.
Origin of waver
- Middle English waveren webh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old Norse vafra (“to flicker").