hesitantly


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hes·i·tant

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

hes′i·tant·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.hesitantly - with hesitation; in a hesitant manner; "he finally accepted hesitantly"
unhesitatingly - without hesitation; "she said yes unhesitatingly"
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Translations
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hesitantly

[ˈhezɪtəntlɪ] ADVindecisamente; [speak, suggest] → con vacilación
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hesitantly

[ˈhɛzɪtəntli] adv [ask] → avec hésitation
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hesitantly

advzögernd
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

hesitantly

[ˈhɛzɪtntlɪ] advcon esitazione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
Dag Daughtry extended his hand hesitantly, but the Ancient Mariner seized it and pressed it so fiercely with his age-lean fingers as to hurt.
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An appeal by Aussie wicketkeeper Carey was hesitantly upheld by Dharmasena.
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"Just follow me." Starr hesitantly got up and pulled on some slippers and a jacket.
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The "Er, maybe we could have a drive up there..." she hesitantly inquired.
Video footage shows the 'nouveau riche' man proposing the woman, who appears to be an expat fluent in Mandarin, but she hesitantly turns him down.
And, even though they hesitantly agreed for the bike, another demand for a gold chain cropped up.
So, uninformed and confused, we hesitantly sign on the dotted line, mostly not knowing the extent of what the hell we've signed up for.
The group were asked by the show host: 'Never have I ever hooked up with a Spice Girl', to which Justin hesitantly turned his paddle to read 'I have.'