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
SpongeBob Bradham Eagles defensive players are considerably less hesitant to credit Dawkins with the help he’s given them.
Now with one of the worst flu seasons the U.S. has seen in decades, your guests may be hesitant to share sauce with other partygoers.
Throttle response is sleepy, and the transmission is hesitant to downshift for extra power when called upon, but for the most part, this pair should serve most buyers just fine and is available with front- or all-wheel drive.
The Magic intended to re-sign Fournier, and with Oladipo one year away from becoming a restricted free agent, team officials were hesitant to devote so much salary to two players who played the same position.
My son had his first real exam a few months ago and was hesitant about letting the doctor pull his pants down to do an exam for a hernia.
Seemingly hesitant, Arie extends Bekah a rose regardless.
Traditionally, doctors have been hesitant to recommend ibuprofen or Motrin because these drugs can thin the blood and cause post-surgical bleeding.
In the West almost all firms have long had sophisticated inhouse information-technology systems, which many are hesitant to abandon.
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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
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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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