[ uhn-hez-i-tey-ting ]
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  1. without hesitation; not delayed by uncertainty: an unhesitating decision.

  2. unwavering; unfaltering; steady: an unhesitating adherence to duty.

Origin of unhesitating

First recorded in 1745–55; un-1 + hesitat(e) + -ing2

Other words from unhesitating

  • un·hes·i·tat·ing·ly, adverb

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How to use unhesitating in a sentence

  • Captain Melendez had for a long time accustomed his subordinates not to discuss his orders, but obey them unhesitatingly.

    The Border Rifles | Gustave Aimard
  • He unhesitatingly refused to escape from his prison when the means would have been provided.

  • Clowes, having heard everything and seen the letter, unhesitatingly voted for the right course.

    The Gold Bat | P. G. Wodehouse
  • "No," responded Betsy unhesitatingly, in spite of the fact that she had much regard for Madame Montholon.

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed

British Dictionary definitions for unhesitating


/ (ʌnˈhɛzɪˌteɪtɪŋ) /

  1. steadfast; unwavering: unhesitating loyalty

  2. without hesitation; prompt

Derived forms of unhesitating

  • unhesitatingly, adverb

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