Definition of Hesitant

1. Adjective. Lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly.

Exact synonyms: Hesitating
Similar to: Indecisive
Derivative terms: Hesitance, Hesitancy, Hesitancy, Hesitate



Definition of Hesitant

1. a. Not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating.

Definition of Hesitant

1. Adjective. Tending to hesitate, wait, or proceed with caution or reservation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hesitant

1. tending to hesitate [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hesitant

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Literary usage of Hesitant

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1. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1921)
"The hesitant Heart, by Winifred Welles. BW Huebsch. Arizona and Other Poems, by Elise Pumpelly Cabot. EP Dutton & Co. The Cobbler in Willow Street and Other ..."

2. The Story of a Page: Thirty Years of Public Service and Public Discussion in by John Langdon Heaton (1913)
"... Term for Cleveland Was Impossible-^ Republican Party hesitant Upon Silver Until the Eve of the Convention— The Ohio McKinley Straddle—William J. Bryan's ..."

3. Strategic Transformation and Naval Power in the 21st Century by Pelham G. Boyer, Robert S. Wood (1998)
"EDWARD A. KOLODZIEJ Leveraging Strategic Assets to Enhance International Security: Opportunities for a hesitant Hegemon THE UNITED STATES IS UNIQUELY ..."

4. Health Insurance: Management Strategies Used by Large Employers to Control Costs by Michael Gutowski (1998)
"... Some Employers hesitant About Using Quality Criteria Large Purchasers Developed Managed Care Accountability Tools Purchasers Use Evaluation Criteria to ..."

5. Annotations Upon Popular Hymns by Charles Seymour Robinson (1893)
"... apostle's words," and here the preacher's tones grew solemn and his speech hesitant as with strange and graphic gesticulation he seemed in imagination ..."

6. Railroads: Finance and Organization by William Zebina Ripley (1915)
"Decisions, hesitant and inconclusive to 1898, 316. — The Nebraska Maximum Rate case, 318. — Little progress until 1904, 319. — The San Diego and Knoxville ..."

7. Songs and Other Fancies by Henry Dupee Muir (1901)
"hesitant Love spake to one in no uncertain tone, Saying, "Here are the flowers; stand now and choose, Or all the perfumes of my world ye lose Forever. ..."

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