from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Hesitant or wavering.
  • adjective Imperfect; defective.
  • adjective Limping; lame.

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  • adjective prone to pauses or breaks; hesitant; broken
  • verb Present participle of halt.

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  • adjective disabled in the feet or legs
  • adjective fragmentary or halting from emotional strain


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  • My adjectival use: 'His halting speech was evidence of his stroke.'

    August 22, 2011