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halting

[ hawl-ting ]
/ ˈhɔl tɪŋ /
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adjective

faltering or hesitating, especially in speech.
faulty or imperfect.
limping or lame: a halting gait.

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RELATED WORDS

gradually, nonchalantly, casually, gently, deliberately, lazily, calmly, languidly, leisurely, unhurriedly

Nearby words

halsted, william stewart, halt, halter, haltere, halteres, halting, haltingly, haltom city, halton, halton hills, halutz

Origin of halting

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at halt2, -ing2
Related formshalt·ing·ly, adverbhalt·ing·ness, nounun·halt·ing, adjectiveun·halt·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for haltingly

halting

/ (ˈhɔːltɪŋ) /

adjective

hesitanthalting speech
lame
Derived Formshaltingly, adverbhaltingness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for haltingly

halting


n.

"act of limping or walking lamely," early 14c., verbal noun from halt (v.). Related: Haltingly.

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