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Definition of "hesitant" []

  • Inclined or tending to hesitate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."