halting

adjective
halt·ing | \ˈhȯl-tiŋ \

Definition of halting 

: marked by a lack of sureness or effectiveness spoke in a halting manner

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Other Words from halting

haltingly \ˈhȯl-tiŋ-lē \ adverb

Examples of halting in a Sentence

She answered in a halting voice. The baby took a few halting steps. Progress in the negotiations has been halting.
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The halting start reflects firm GOP opposition to any bill that would curb access to guns and risk antagonizing gun advocates in their party. Washington Post, "Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence," 6 Mar. 2018 The halting start reflects firm GOP opposition to any bill that would curb access to guns and risk antagonizing gun advocates in their party. Washington Post, "Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence," 6 Mar. 2018 Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress Tuesday, and for five hours, senators who appeared to have halting grasp of the company’s intricacies questioned the Facebook CEO on topics ranging from Russia to artificial intelligence. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "Mark Zuckerberg's Privacy Shell Game," 10 Apr. 2018 The halting start reflects firm GOP opposition to any bill that would curb access to guns and risk antagonizing gun advocates in their party. Washington Post, "Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence," 6 Mar. 2018 The halting start reflects firm GOP opposition to any bill that would curb access to guns and risk antagonizing gun advocates in their party. Washington Post, "Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence," 6 Mar. 2018 The halting start reflects firm GOP opposition to any bill that would curb access to guns and risk antagonizing gun advocates in their party. Washington Post, "Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence," 6 Mar. 2018 The halting start reflects firm GOP opposition to any bill that would curb access to guns and risk antagonizing gun advocates in their party. Washington Post, "Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence," 6 Mar. 2018 The halting pace of the economic recovery worries business leaders like Eli S. Sepúlveda Morell, an executive vice president at Banco Popular, Puerto Rico’s largest lender. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, "Puerto Rico’s Positive Business Slogans Can’t Keep the Lights On," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of halting

1585, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of halting was in 1585

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halting

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of halting

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

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