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Wordnet 3.0


1. lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly;
[syn: hesitant, hesitating]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hesitant \Hes"i*tant\, a. [L. haesitans, p. pr. of haesitare: cf. F. h['e]sitant. See Hesitate.] 1. Not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating. [1913 Webster] 2. Unready in speech. --Baxter. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hesitant adj 1: lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly [syn: hesitant, hesitating]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "hesitant": afraid, agnostic, ambiguous, ambivalent, averse, backward, bashful, boggling, canny, capricious, careful, cautious, chancy, changeable, circumspect, deliberate, demurring, dicey, diffident, discreet, dithering, doubting, equivocal, erratic, faltering, fickle, fluctuating, gingerly, guarded, halting, heedful, hesitating, incalculable, indecisive, indefinite, indemonstrable, indisposed, irresolute, jibbing, judicious, leaving out nothing, loath, mindful, modest, noncommittal, of two minds, on guard, overlooking no possibility, pause, pawky, politic, polysemous, prudent, qualmish, regardful, reluctant, safe, scrupling, scrupulous, shilly-shallying, shrinking, shy, skeptical, slow to act, squeamish, stammering, sticking, stickling, straining, stuttering, tentative, thorough, timid, touch-and-go, unaccountable, unadventurous, uncertain, uncommunicative, unconfirmable, unconvinced, undaring, undecided, undivinable, uneager, unenterprising, unforeseeable, unpersuaded, unprecipitate, unpredictable, unprovable, unresolved, unsettled, unsure, unverifiable, unwilling, vacillating, vacillatory, variable, wavering, whimsical, wobbly