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
Teams might be hesitant because Griffin is missing his left hand.
Reluctant participant Despite his history with Keating, McCain was hesitant about intervening.
Religion and satire make strange bedfellows; one is often hesitant to mock the beliefs of the other.
Hernandez seemed a little more hesitant in her reply on Twitter, saying: NO WAYYY.
Which also makes me hesitant to recommend this swath of Russia to everybody.
Paying for performance rather than seniority would be a start, by making employees less hesitant to leave oppressive firms and to seek out friendlier ones.
Meanwhile, in the present day, Bobbie is more than hesitant to explain what her simple statement from long ago meant.
King was hesitant, fearing for the children's safety.
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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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