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Definition of "hesitant" []

  • Inclined or tending to hesitate. (adjective)
  • Wavering, hesitating, or irresolute (adjective)

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Use "hesitant" in a sentence
  • "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."