from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inclined or tending to hesitate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tending to hesitate, wait, or proceed with caution or reservation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating.
- adj. Unready in speech.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hesitating; pausing; irresolute; not ready in determining, doing, or saying; wanting readiness of speech.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
He glanced at me, his expression hesitant, as if uncertain of how I would react to what he was about to reveal, I gave a nod.
All over the country recession-weary businesses remain hesitant to spend cash trying to pump up sales, but signs of recovery are popping up all over.
Some market participants were described as hesitant to buy around current levels, waiting for a further pullback as a bargain-hunting opportunity.
So if you get a victim that ` s hesitant, that is reliant [SIC] to come forward, that is reliant [SIC] to cooperate with investigators and you have a district attorney ` s office that says, "Well, she ` s not cooperative; she ` s being unreliable right now," it very well could take that long.
The press-agents and orators popularized the war with the unthinking and the hesitant, which is proof enough to me that we lack national unity and a definite national policy.
Obama, his own self, can be found careening around the country like an over - caffeinated Chihuahua engaged in a last ditch effort to sell the bill to what you might call his hesitant posse.
Obama, his own self, can be found careening around the country like an over-caffeinated Chihuahua engaged in a last-ditch effort to sell the bill to what you might call his hesitant posse.
Sitting by Claude made me feel uninformed and hesitant, that is one knowledgeable dude with a wealth of experience.
He said the Brotherhood remains "hesitant" but underlined that it was a "valuable opportunity" for the fundamentalist movement.
I was kind of hesitant on paying for an app launcher but now I could not function without it.