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a.1.Showing, or characterized by, hesitation.
[He said] in his mild, hesitative way.
- R. D. Blackmore.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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His self-consciousness has been awaken, yet he is so confused, painful, indecisive and hesitative. The harsh and almost overwhelming traditional power suffocates him and puts him in despair, and he even fears for awakening.
The prolongations of speech, also named stretching in the linguistic approach, are one of the characteristics of hesitative marks [23,24].
Although the smart appliance trend is emerging in many developed countries, particularly producing countries like Korea, Singapore consumers tend to be hesitative and still have a degree of price sensitivity.
He said the state's government will never hesitative in keeping security and realizing stability, peace and development.
Of course, there are still some who work on cultural studies with a hesitative attitude to both schools.
Hesitative stance of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan in Nabucco project made Iraq the most "rational supplier" country.
She is too innocent, humble and eager to be frightened and hesitative, as Julia says.
Then poetic creation is the result of the artist's hesitative moment in which he is trimmed with observations.