falteringly vs unsteadily what difference

what is difference between falteringly and unsteadily

English

Alternative forms

  • faulteringly (archaic)

Etymology

faltering +‎ -ly

Adverb

falteringly (comparative more falteringly, superlative most falteringly)

  1. In a faltering manner; hesitantly, making pauses
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 1, ch. 4
      She spoke falteringly, and concluded with a heavy sigh.


English

Etymology

unsteady +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

Adverb

unsteadily (comparative more unsteadily, superlative most unsteadily)

  1. In an unsteady manner, so as to shake or falter.
    He climbed the stairs unsteadily, grasping the banister and gasping for breath.
  2. In an uncertain manner; with hesitation or timidity.
    • “I reckon. It’s powerful fine to hear that,” replied Lassiter, unsteadily.

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