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hesitantadjective

uk   us   /ˈhez.ɪ.tənt/
If you are hesitant, you do not do something ​immediately or ​quickly because you are ​nervous or not ​certain: You ​seemed a ​bit hesitant aboutrecommending that ​restaurant - is something ​wrong with it? She gave me a hesitant ​smile.
hesitancy
noun [U] uk   us   /-tən.si/
The ​president is not ​known for his hesitancy in such ​matters.
hesitantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She ​approached the ​teacher hesitantly.
(Definition of hesitant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hesitant”
in Chinese (Simplified) 犹豫的,踌躇的…
in Turkish kararsız, tereddüt eden, duraksayan…
in Russian нерешительный, сомневающийся…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猶豫的,躊躇的…
in Polish niezdecydowany…
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