hesitating
hesitating hesitating adj. holding back because of doubt or lack of confidence.

Syn: hesitant, indecisive. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hesitating — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Doubtful] Syn. skeptical, unsure, irresolute; see doubtful 2 , uncertain 2 . 2. [Slow] Syn. delaying, wavering, dawdling; see slow 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • hesitating — adj. indecisive, hesitant, vacillating, irresolute, faltering hes·i·tate || hezɪteɪt v. waver, be uncertain, be indecisive; stammer, falter (in speech or movement) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hesitating — adjective lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑hesitant • Similar to: ↑indecisive • Derivationally related forms: ↑hesitate (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Doubtful — Doubt ful, a. 1. Not settled in opinion; undetermined; wavering; hesitating in belief; also used, metaphorically, of the body when its action is affected by such a state of mind; as, we are doubtful of a fact, or of the propriety of a measure.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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