Examples of hesitant in a Sentence
She took a hesitant step back from the door.
He seems hesitant about accepting the job.
Recent Examples of hesitant from the Web
Though Senate support for Sessions may make Trump hesitant to fire the attorney general, Sessions should not count on the Senate to save him, Herzik said.
Or were some hesitant about disclosing too much about their trade?
When Oregon first offered last spring, Dollars wasn't hesitant about his hopes for the foursome to re-join forces at the college level.
Even after Robertson averaged 22 points, five assists and two steals per game as a senior, Division I schools were still hesitant to offer him a scholarship.
The easy virality of Facebook also seems to have made individual users more hesitant about opening up.
Large banks have been hesitant to offer banking to marijuana businesses because of the risk of federal enforcement.
While some models show the storm intensifying to a Cat 1 hurricane, forecasters have been more hesitant to call it while the system remains close to the Yucatan peninsula.
Women aren’t the only group hesitant to share their opinions in local and national publications.
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Synonym Discussion of hesitant
- disinclined to move again
- disinclined for reading
- hesitant about asking for a date
- a reluctant witness
- seems loath to trust anyone
- averse to hard work
- not averse to an occasional drink
HESITANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hesitant for English Language Learners
: slow to act or speak especially because you are nervous or unsure about what to do : feeling or showing hesitation
HESITANT Defined for Kids
Definition of hesitant for Students
- I was hesitant to join in.
- Toby read … hesitantly, as if he didn't really believe what he was saying …
- —Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Egypt Game
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