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hesitant

adjective 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 about recommending 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.
Translations of “hesitant”
in Chinese (Traditional) 猶豫的,躊躇的…
in Russian нерешительный, сомневающийся…
in Turkish kararsız, tereddüt eden, duraksayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犹豫的,踌躇的…
in Polish niezdecydowany…
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