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hesitative

[hez-i-tey-tiv] /ˈhɛz ɪˌteɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
characterized by hesitation; hesitating.
Origin of hesitative
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; hesitate + -ive
Related forms
hesitatively, adverb
unhesitative, adjective
unhesitatively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for hesitative
adj.

1795, from hesitate + -ive. Related: Hesitatively.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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