adjective \ˈhe-zə-tənt\

: slow to act or speak especially because you are nervous or unsure about what to do : feeling or showing hesitation

Full Definition of HESITANT

:  tending to hesitate :  slow to act or proceed
hes·i·tant·ly adverb

Examples of HESITANT

  1. She took a hesitant step back from the door.
  2. He seems hesitant about accepting the job.

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