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Definitions for hesitant
ˈhɛz ɪ tənthes·i·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hesitant, hesitating(adj)

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

Wiktionary

  1. hesitant(Adjective)

    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. Hesitant(adj)

    not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating

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

  2. Hesitant(adj)

    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. Matthew Davis:

    As physicians nurses and public health officials engage hesitant parents to encourage them to vaccinate, it’s important to understand the full spectrum of reasons why parents are concerned about the risks of vaccines, when the precise reasons are clear there can be a respectful and effective conversation about the balance of benefits and risks.

  2. Deacon Harry Mont:

    In the earlier days I was even a little hesitant Deacon Harry Mont but I had to look around me to understand that people are coming in getting vaccinated.

  3. Mercedes Schlapp:

    I have been in Republican politics for a long time and this is really the first presidential campaign where I have seen major investment into Latino outreach, republicans for a long time really have been hesitant to break into the Latino community and black community and court that vote.

  4. Jill Castle:

    These parents are a little hesitant to say' no' to kids around food. ... They seem to have less parenting control over that piece of feeding and eating.

  5. Lee Sang-hoon:

    I give my word here today that from now on, there will be no more controversy regarding succession, i do not plan to pass down my role to my children. This is something I have thought about for a long time but have been hesitant to express it openly.

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