Origin of hesitant
Examples from the Web for hesitant
After some teasing and talking, Mulvehill writes that she is “hesitant” but they start kissing.
But church authorities have traditionally been hesitant to discuss controversial parts of Mormon history.
He negotiates with a hesitant Hershel who allows everyone to remain on the farm.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dalia is hesitant to use the label of feminist (making her no different from scores of other progressive female musicians).The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers|Emily Shire|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those that are hesitant about Powell may point to her contentious “resignation” as the first female ambassador to India in March.
There was nothing unknowing or hesitant about her movements.The Story of Ab|Stanley Waterloo
Many of us belong to that school of thought which is hesitant about altering the fundamental law.State of the Union Addresses of Warren Harding|Warren Harding
There was a hesitant pause, and then she went on: "Do you know why I sent for you to come."The Price|Francis Lynde
Mryna was pawing through a footlocker looking for boots when she heard a hesitant step behind her.The Guardians|Irving Cox
She moved through the room looking, then putting out a slow, hesitant hand to touch very gently.The Fourth R|George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for hesitant
Word Origin and History for hesitant
1640s, probably a back-formation from hesitancy, or else from Latin haesitantem. Related: Hesitantly.