Synonyms of tottering


1. totter, rock, sway, shake

usage: move without being stable, as if threatening to fall; "The drunk man tottered over to our table"

2. toddle, coggle, totter, dodder, paddle, waddle, walk

usage: walk unsteadily; "small children toddle"

3. teeter, seesaw, totter, move

usage: move unsteadily, with a rocking motion


1. tottering, tottery, unsteady (vs. steady)

usage: unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age; "a tottering skeleton of a horse"; "a tottery old man"

2. tottering, unstable (vs. stable)

usage: (of structures or institutions) having lost stability; failing or on the point of collapse; "a tottering empire"

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Definition and meaning of tottering (Dictionary)