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HESITANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hesitant mean? 

HESITANT (adjective)
  The adjective HESITANT has 2 senses:

1. lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
2. acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence

  Familiarity information: HESITANT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HESITANT (adjective)


Sense 1hesitant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly

Synonyms:

hesitant; hesitating

Similar:

indecisive (characterized by lack of decision and firmness)


Sense 2hesitant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence

Synonyms:

groping; hesitant

Context example:

a groping effort to understand

Similar:

incertain; uncertain; unsure (lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance)


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