Hesitant meaning

hĕz'ĭ-tənt
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.

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Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful.
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Tending to hesitate, wait, or proceed with caution or reservation.

I am hesitant to recommend him as a manager because he has a short temper.

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Inclined or tending to hesitate.
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Origin of hesitant

  • From Latin stem of haesitans, present participle of haesitare (“to stick fast, to hesitate”)
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