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ˈhɛz ɪ tənthes·i·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hesitant, hesitatingadjective

    lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly

Wiktionary

  1. hesitantadjective

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

    I am hesitant to recommend him as a manager because he has a short temper.

    Etymology: From stem of haesitans, present participle of haesito

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hesitantadjective

    not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating

    Etymology: [L. haesitans, p. pr. of haesitare: cf. F. hsitant. See Hesitate.]

  2. Hesitantadjective

    unready in speech

    Etymology: [L. haesitans, p. pr. of haesitare: cf. F. hsitant. See Hesitate.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hesitant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hesitant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of hesitant in a Sentence

  1. Andre Bakhos:

    The market is a little hesitant after a very strong day in response to some earnings that were taken quite positively.

  2. Mayor Martin Walsh:

    No benefit is so great that it is worth handing over the financial future of our city and our citizens were rightly hesitant to be supportive as a result.

  3. The Dodgers:

    I’m very hesitant to get ahead of things, but it was like a playoff game, they played a lot of guys, we played a lot of guys — the intensity was there. Man, I can look up and down my lineup card and everyone contributed.

  4. Clarence Anthony:

    States don't know if there is going to be additional dollars coming out of the federal government, so that's causing them to be hesitant to distribute all of these dollars at this time, they have to hold on and make sure as they go through this that they're able to also take care of those state budget shortfalls.

  5. Michele Spoont:

    Dr. Fortney’s intervention developed a method to extend the reach of the specialized PTSD services to the community primary care clinics by using telehealth technology, not only does it make it easier for veterans to get the specialized treatments, but maybe it will help those veterans who are hesitant to go to a mental health program get evidence-based PTSD treatment if it is offered in a primary care setting.

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