hesitant

[hez-i-tuhnt]
adjective
1.
hesitating; undecided, doubtful, or disinclined.
2.
lacking readiness of speech.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin haesitant- (stem of haesitāns), present participle of haesitāre to falter, hesitate, equivalent to haes(us), past participle of haerēre to stick, hold fast + -it- frequentative suffix + -ant- -ant

hesitantly, adverb
nonhesitant, adjective
nonhesitantly, adverb
unhesitant, adjective
unhesitantly, adverb
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hesitant (ˈhɛzɪtənt)
 
adj
wavering, hesitating, or irresolute
 
'hesitance
 
n
 
'hesitancy
 
n
 
'hesitantly
 
adv

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Example sentences
Officials have been hesitant to publicly endorse such a drastic change.
Many departments will offer these details automatically, but if they don't, you
  shouldn't be hesitant about asking.
But some of his leading colleagues are more hesitant.
Watch a bit more, and the hesitant flicks and sags of their antennae seem to
  convey some kind of emotion.
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