hesitant


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hes·i·tant

 (hĕz′ĭ-tənt)
adj.
Inclined or tending to hesitate.

hes′i·tant·ly adv.

hesitant

(ˈhɛzɪtənt)
adj
wavering, hesitating, or irresolute
ˈhesitance, ˈhesitancy n
ˈhesitantly adv

hes•i•tant

(ˈhɛz ɪ tənt)

adj.
hesitating.
hes′i•tant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hesitant - lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
indecisive - characterized by lack of decision and firmness; "an indecisive manager brought the enterprise to a standstill"

hesitant

hesitant

adjective
Translations
váhavýzadrhávajícípomalý
hikandi, óákveîinn
neodločen
duraksayankararsız

hesitant

[ˈhezɪtənt] ADJ (gen) → vacilante; [character] → indeciso
to be hesitant about doing sthno decidirse a hacer algo

hesitant

[ˈhɛzɪtənt] adj
[person] → hésitant(e)
to be hesitant about doing sth → hésiter à faire qch
to be hesitant to do sth → hésiter à faire qch
[voice, step] → hésitant(e)

hesitant

adjzögernd; person (= undecided)unschlüssig, unsicher; voiceunsicher; to be hesitant to do something or about doing somethingzögern, etw zu tun; (= reluctant)etw nicht tun wollen; (= doubtful)Bedenken haben, etw zu tun

hesitant

[ˈhɛzɪtnt] adjesitante, indeciso/a, titubante
to be hesitant about doing sth → esitare a fare qc

hesitate

(ˈheziteit) verb
1. to pause briefly eg because of uncertainty. He hesitated before answering; The diver hesitated for a minute on the diving-board.
2. to be unwilling (to do something) eg because one is not sure it is right. I hesitate to say he lied but he certainly misled me; Don't hesitate to tell me if you have any complaints.
ˈhesitancy noun
the tendency to hesitate.
ˈhesitant adjective
making or having frequent hesitations. a hesitant speaker; I'm hesitant to tell her she's wrong.
ˈhesitantly adverb
ˌhesiˈtation noun
1. an act of hesitating.
2. unwillingness or uncertainty.

hes·i·tant

a. indeciso-a, vacilante.
References in classic literature ?
He seemed to find much food for thought in this; but his reply was very slow and hesitant.
An' thus 'ull be the loddie," the skipper said, reaching out a hesitant hand to the child's cheek.
They were slow, hesitant, uncertain, as of something that did not see its way; to my disordered reason all the more terrifying for that, as the approach of some blind and mindless malevolence to which is no appeal.
I should say," he began his hesitant answer, "that it--er--depends on the--er--the lady.
So I stood, with hesitant knuckle, without her door.
She paused for a moment, hesitant and debating, then went on in a queer low voice.
She was still in this hesitant frame of mind when she entered Reigelheimer's Restaurant, and it perturbed her that she could not come to some definite decision on Mr Pickering, for those subtle signs which every woman can recognize and interpret told her that the latter, having paved the way by talking machinery for a week, was about to boil over and speak of higher things.
PM MANMOHAN Singh said on Friday that the country's growth rate has slowed down as bureaucrats are hesitant to clear infrastructure projects for the fear of Comptroller and Auditor General ( CAG) and Chief Vigilance Commissioner ( CVC).
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