Definition of Hesitating

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

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



Definition of Hesitating

1. Verb. (present participle of hesitate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hesitating

1. hesitate [v] - See also: hesitate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hesitating

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hesitating (current term)
hesitatingly
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hesperadin

Literary usage of Hesitating

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1. Stein and the Era of Reform in Prussia, 1807-1815 by Guy Stanton Ford (1922)
"He was still hesitating, hesitating to break his alliance with Napoleon, yet hesitating to run counter to the whole popular feeling by actively supporting ..."

2. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edmund Kemper Broadus (1904)
"TO THE hesitating PURCHASER If sailor tales to sailor tunes, Storm and adventure, heat and cold, If schooners, islands, and maroons And Buccaneers and ..."

3. Hints on Advocacy: Conduct of Cases Civil and Criminal. Classes of Witnesses by Richard Harris (1884)
"THE hesitating WITNESS. A hesitating WITNESS may be a very cautious and ... In most cases the hesitating',man is wondering what effect the answer will have ..."

4. Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship by Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Neumann Sverdrup (1898)
"But the bear shook his head suspi- " HE STARED, hesitating, AT THE DELICIOUS MORSEL " (Drawn by H. Egidius) ciously, lowered himself cautiously on to ..."

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