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halt·ing

 (hôl′tĭng)
adj.
1. Hesitant or wavering: a halting voice.
2. Imperfect; defective: halting verse.
3. Limping; lame.

halt′ing·ly adv.

halting

(ˈhɔːltɪŋ)
adj
1. hesitant: halting speech.
2. lame
ˈhaltingly adv
ˈhaltingness n

halt•ing

(ˈhɔl tɪŋ)

adj.
1. faltering or hesitating, esp. in speech.
2. faulty or imperfect.
3. limping or lame: a halting gait.
[1375–1425]
halt′ing•ly, adv.
halt′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.halting - disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
2.halting - fragmentary or halting from emotional strain; "uttered a few halting words of sorrow"
broken - not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"

halting

adjective faltering, stumbling, awkward, hesitant, laboured, stammering, imperfect, stuttering The officer replied in halting German.

halting

adjective
Translations

halting

[ˈhɔːltɪŋ] ADJ (= hesitant) [speech, movement] → titubeante, vacilante

halting

[ˈhɔːltɪŋ] adj (= hesitant) [voice, speech] → hésitant(e); [English] → hésitant(e); [efforts, attempts] → hésitant(e)

halting

adj voice, efforts, steps, answerzögernd; speech, performance, progressstockend; French, German, verseholprig; their steps toward(s) reform are haltingsie machen nur zögernde Schritte zur Reform

halting

[ˈhɔːltɪŋ] adjtitubante
References in classic literature ?
Again the scout and his companions made the circuit of the halting place, each slowly following the other, until they assembled in the center once more, no wiser than when they started.
His face was turned to the hillside, where a man had just emerged from the woods, and was halting irresolutely before the glaring expanse of upheaved gravel and glistening boulders that stretched between him and the shaded group.
With halting steps I paced the streets, and passed the sign of The Crossed Harpoons --but it looked too expensive and jolly there.
But by her still halting course and winding, woful way, you plainly saw that this ship that so wept with spray, still remained without comfort.
He said he quite enjoyed the training with all the other horses, trotting together, turning together, to the right hand or the left, halting at the word of command, or dashing forward at full speed at the sound of the trumpet or signal of the officer.
He proceeded cautiously and with hesitation now, moving his finger slowly along the great lines of the palm, and now and then halting it at a "star" or some such landmark, and examining that neighborhood minutely.
The discourse was resumed presently, but it went lame and halting, all possibility of impressiveness being at an end; for even the gravest sentiments were constantly being received with a smothered burst of unholy mirth, under cover of some remote pew-back, as if the poor parson had said a rarely facetious thing.
He made no reply to this adjuration; only plodding doggedly down the wooden steps, and halting, before an apartment which, from that halt and the superior quality of its furniture, I conjectured to be the best one.
They travelled in the night, halting an hour or two after daybreak, and lying by until the twilight fell.
Having thus cleared the way for my expedition to Miss Havisham's, I set off by the early morning coach before it was yet light, and was out on the open country-road when the day came creeping on, halting and whimpering and shivering, and wrapped in patches of cloud and rags of mist, like a beggar.