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Hesitant vs. Hesitate

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Hesitantadjective

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.’;

Hesitateverb

(intransitive) To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination.

‘He hesitated whether to accept the offer or not; men often hesitate in forming a judgment.’;

Hesitantadjective

Not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating.

Hesitateverb

(intransitive) To stammer; to falter in speaking.

Hesitantadjective

Unready in speech.

Hesitateverb

To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner.

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Hesitantadjective

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

‘stood irresolute waiting for some inspiration’;

Hesitateverb

To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination; as, he hesitated whether to accept the offer or not; men often hesitate in forming a judgment.

Hesitantadjective

acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence;

‘a groping effort to understand’;

Hesitateverb

To stammer; to falter in speaking.

Hesitateverb

To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner.

‘Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.’;

Hesitateverb

pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness;

‘Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures’;

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Hesitateverb

interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing;

‘The speaker paused’;

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