Examples of hesitant in a sentence
She took a hesitant step back from the door.
He seems hesitant about accepting the job.
Origin and Etymology of hesitant
First Known Use: 1647
Synonym Discussion of hesitant
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
: feeling or showing unwillingness to do something because of doubt or nervousness <I was hesitant to join in.>
hesitantlyadverb <Toby read … hesitantly, as if he didn't really believe what he was saying … — Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Egypt Game>
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