- The definition of hesitant is someone or something that is tentative, cautious or unsure.
An example of someone who would be described as hesitant is a person who slowly agrees to something even though she is not sure she wants to.
Origin: L haesitans: see hesitancy
- hesitantly adverb
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- hesˈi·tant·ly adverb