Distinguished by hesitation; hesitating.
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.’;
Showing, or characterized by, hesitation.
‘[He said] in his mild, hesitative way.’;
Not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating.
Unready in speech.
lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly;
‘stood irresolute waiting for some inspiration’;
acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence;
‘a groping effort to understand’;