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Hesitative vs. Hesitant

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Hesitativeadjective

Distinguished by hesitation; hesitating.

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.’;

Hesitativeadjective

Showing, or characterized by, hesitation.

‘[He said] in his mild, hesitative way.’;

Hesitantadjective

Not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating.

Hesitantadjective

Unready in speech.

Hesitantadjective

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

‘stood irresolute waiting for some inspiration’;

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Hesitantadjective

acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence;

‘a groping effort to understand’;

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