AskDefine | Define hesitant

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hesitant adj
1 lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly; "stood irresolute waiting for some inspiration" [syn: hesitating, irresolute]
2 acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence; "a groping effort to understand" [syn: groping]

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  1. 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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