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English definition of “hesitant”

hesitant

adjective     /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 about recommending that restaurant - is something wrong with it? She gave me a hesitant smile.HesitatingUncertainty hesitancy     /-tən.si/ noun [U] The president is not known for his hesitancy in such matters.HesitatingUncertainty hesitantly     /-li/ adverb She approached the teacher hesitantly.HesitatingUncertainty
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