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Meaning of HESITANT

Pronunciation:  'hezitnt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence; "a groping effort to understand"
  2. [adj]  lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly; "stood irresolute waiting for some inspiration"
 

HESITANT is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: groping, hesitating, incertain, indecisive, irresolute, uncertain, unsure
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hes"i*tant\, a. [L. haesitans, p. pr. of haesitare:
cf. F. h['e]sitant. See {Hesitate}.]
1. Not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating.

2. Unready in speech. --Baxter.

 
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