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Synonyms for hesitant
ˈhɛz ɪ tənthes·i·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hesitant, hesitatingadjective

    lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly

    Synonyms:
    hesitating

    Antonyms:
    decisive

Editors Contribution

  1. cautious

    i would be cautious about walking there after dark.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 30, 2021  
  2. gun-shy

    proceed with caution.

    he was hesitant to travel at night due to a previous bad experience.

    Submitted by JP03 on March 9, 2015  

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#14720reluctant
#15140tentative
#20066doubtful
#25269undecided
#32220hesitant
#33672timid
#75781hesitating
#81424reticent
#162791dilatory
#185651irresolute

How to use hesitant in a sentence?

  1. Clarence Anthony:

    States don't know if there is going to be additional dollars coming out of the federal government, so that's causing them to be hesitant to distribute all of these dollars at this time, they have to hold on and make sure as they go through this that they're able to also take care of those state budget shortfalls.

  2. Mercedes Schlapp:

    I have been in Republican politics for a long time and this is really the first presidential campaign where I have seen major investment into Latino outreach, republicans for a long time really have been hesitant to break into the Latino community and black community and court that vote.

  3. Danielle Hale:

    If buyers are hesitant to go shopping because they want to avoid contact with others, this could dampen home sales directly, as social distancing is practiced by more people for longer periods of time, a slowdown in consumer spending could eventually lead to job loss and lower incomes.

  4. De Haan:

    There's not much they can do aside from shifting policies and providing more clarity and certainty to the oil sector on the future of oil consumption, oil companies are hesitant to invest in raising production and building new capacity because the administration has openly, openly indicated that it will be pushing Americans away from consuming fossil fuels. And that certainly has an impact on the future viability of the oil sector. And I think that's why we probably won't see much meaningful improvement.

  5. Nathan Gonzales:

    We’re still in a wait-and-see period after the tape and second debate, until we see the numbers in competitive districts, I’m hesitant to make a profound declaration.


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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. disenchanted
    • B. transfixed
    • C. fascinated
    • D. mesmerized

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