halting

  • 1halting — [hôl′tiŋ] adj. 1. limping, awkward, or unsteady [a halting gait] 2. marked by hesitation or uncertainty; jerky, disconnected, etc. [halting speech] haltingly adv …

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  • 2halting — index broken (interrupted) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3halting — (n.) act of limping or walking lamely, early 14c., from prp. of HALT (Cf. halt) (v.). Related: Haltingly …

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  • 4halting — [adj] hesitant awkward, bumbling, clumsy, doubtful, faltering, gauche, imperfect, indecisive, inept, irresolute, labored, limping, lumbering, maladroit, slow, stammering, stumbling, stuttering, tentative, uncertain, unhandy, vacillating,… …

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  • 5halting — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ slow and hesitant. DERIVATIVES haltingly adverb …

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  • 6halting — [[t]hɔ͟ːltɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you speak or do something in a halting way, you speak or do it slowly and with a lot of hesitation, usually because you are uncertain about what to say or do next. In a halting voice she said that she wished to… …

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  • 7halting — adjective 1) a halting conversation halting English Syn: hesitant, faltering, hesitating, stumbling, stammering, stuttering; broken, imperfect Ant: fluent 2) his halting gait …

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  • 8halting — halt|ing [ˈho:ltıŋ US ˈho:l ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: halt to walk with difficulty , from Old English healtian] if your speech or movements are halting, you stop for a moment between words or movements, especially because you are not… …

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  • 9halting — adjective if your speech or movements are halting, you stop for a moment between words or movements, especially because you are not confident: We carried on a halting conversation in our imperfect German. haltingly adverb …

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  • 10halting — adjective 1. disabled in the feet or legs a crippled soldier a game leg • Syn: ↑crippled, ↑halt, ↑lame, ↑gimpy, ↑game • Similar to: ↑ …

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  • 11Halting — Halt Halt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Halted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Halting}.] 1. To hold one s self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still. [1913 Webster] 2. To stand in… …

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  • 12halting — adjective Date: 1585 marked by a lack of sureness or effectiveness < spoke in a halting manner > • haltingly adverb …

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  • 13halting — haltingly, adv. haltingness, n. /hawl ting/, adj. 1. faltering or hesitating, esp. in speech. 2. faulty or imperfect. 3. limping or lame: a halting gait. [1375 1425; late ME; see HALT2, ING2] * * * …

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  • 14halting — adjective prone to pauses or breaks; hesitant; broken his halting speech …

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  • 15halting — adj. Halting is used with these nouns: ↑conversation …

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  • 16halting — halt|ing [ hɔltıŋ ] adjective with a lot of pauses between words or movements, often because of a lack of confidence: a halting conversation ╾ halt|ing|ly adverb …

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  • 17halting — UK [ˈhɔːltɪŋ] / US [ˈhɔltɪŋ] adjective with a lot of pauses between words or movements, often because of a lack of confidence a halting conversation Derived word: haltingly adverb …

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  • 18halting — halt•ing [[t]ˈhɔl tɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) cvb faltering or hesitating, esp. in speech 2) cvb faulty or imperfect 3) cvb limping or lame: a halting gait[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425 halt′ing•ly, adv. halt′ing•ness, n …

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  • 19halting — stabda statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. halt; halting; stop; stopping vok. Halt, m; Stop, m rus. останов, m pranc. arrêt, m …

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  • 20halting — Synonyms and related words: Latinate, ambidextrous, ambling, awkward, bad, balbutient, bombastic, broken, build up, bumbling, capricious, careening, castrated, catchy, cautious, choppy, circumspect, claudicant, clumsy, construct, cramped,&#8230; …

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