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
All or a vast majority of sources contacted stated they would un hesitantly do business with the offeror again.
She hesitantly called the department to help her lift her dog into the car.
Those present seemed to approach this unique dining experience a bit hesitantly, but with much anticipation.
Eloise hesitantly went back to her work on the boat.
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