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Definitions for hesitant
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.

  2. Etymology: From stem of haesitans, present participle of haesito

Wikipedia

  1. hesitant

    Hesitation or hesitating is the psychological process of pausing in the course of making a decision or taking an action, typically due to uncertainty as to the best course of action. Hesitation is described in both positive and negative terms, with some perceiving it as an indication of thoughtfulness, while others characterize it as a sign of indecisiveness or lack of the will to act. In literature, a period of hesitation on the part of a key character has sometimes been depicted as having substantial consequences.

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  1. hesitant

    Hesitant is a term used to describe a person or action that shows uncertainty, lack of confidence, or unwillingness. This could be due to doubt, fear, or indecisiveness. A person is hesitant when they are unsure or reluctant about what to do next.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hesitantadjective

    not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating

  2. Hesitantadjective

    unready in speech

  3. 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. Brandon Judd:

    Now, you just have a bunch of agents that are very, very hesitant to go out there and do the best that they possibly can for fear that they're going to come under investigation, that they're going to be accused of a crime as well.

  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. Cameron Lee:

    I was kind of hesitant to leave my job, a job -- all you have to do is show up for work and it's guaranteed money. But I kind of woke up one day and I was like, I am going full throttle with this.

  4. Anne Rowley:

    I am concerned that, as the number of Covid cases go down, that some people who are a bit vaccine hesitant may now think that they don't need it at all, i feel like that may end up falling on the children then who can't get vaccinated yet, because they're too little to get the vaccine. So I hope people get vaccinated to protect themselves and the children.

  5. Torri Metz:

    Women are hesitant to disclose any kind of drug use in pregnancy to their health care providers for fear of potential legal ramifications or involvement by social services.

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