adjective \ˈhl-tiŋ\

: stopping often because of not being sure about what to say or do : not steady

Full Definition of HALTING

:  marked by a lack of sureness or effectiveness <spoke in a halting manner>
halt·ing·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of HALTING

  1. She answered in a halting voice.
  2. The baby took a few halting steps.
  3. Progress in the negotiations has been halting.

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