- 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.
hesitant definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin haesitans: see hesitancy
- hesitantly adverb
hesitant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- hesˈi·tant·ly adverb