hesitative

hesitative

[hez-i-tey-tiv]
adjective
characterized by hesitation; hesitating.

Origin:
1785–95; hesitate + -ive

hesitatively, adverb
unhesitative, adjective
unhesitatively, adverb
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hesitate (ˈhɛzɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
1.  to hold back or be slow in acting; be uncertain
2.  to be unwilling or reluctant (to do something)
3.  to stammer or pause in speaking
 
[C17: from Latin haesitāre, from haerēre to cling to]
 
'hesitater
 
n
 
'hesitator
 
n
 
'hesitatingly
 
adv
 
hesi'tation
 
n
 
'hesitative
 
adj

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