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synonyms for hesitant

  • afraid
  • averse
  • doubtful
  • halting
  • indecisive
  • loath
  • reluctant
  • shy
  • skeptical
  • slow
  • tentative
  • timid
  • unsure
  • unwilling
  • backward
  • dawdling
  • delaying
  • diffident
  • disinclined
  • doubting
  • faltering
  • half-hearted
  • hanging back
  • hesitating
  • irresolute
  • lacking confidence
  • lazy
  • uneager
  • unpredictable
  • vacillating
  • wavering
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antonyms for hesitant

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  • believing
  • bold
  • brave
  • certain
  • confident
  • decisive
  • definite
  • eager
  • extroverted
  • fearless
  • ready
  • sure
  • willing
  • resolute
  • unwavering
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How to use hesitant in a sentence

Despite potential limitations, Leung and Peiris argue that the general public should not be hesitant to get vaccines when they come to market.
SCIENTISTS SAY A GAP IN COVID VACCINE RESEARCH MAY KEEP US FROM RETURNING TO ‘NORMAL’GRADY MCGREGORSEPTEMBER 23, 2020FORTUNE
Since China’s unemployment is still relatively high, Beijing is hesitant to take any action that would cost jobs.
THE U.S. HAS NAILED CHINESE COMPANIES THIS YEAR. WHY HASN’T BEIJING RETALIATED?VETA CHANSEPTEMBER 17, 2020FORTUNE
People may be hesitant to use voice assistants if the assistants routinely stumble when asked to do tasks.
AMAZON’S A.I. VOICE PROJECT GETS HELP FROM FACEBOOK, DOLBY, AND GARMINJONATHANVANIAN2015SEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Those companies may view Alexa as a competitor to their own and may therefore be hesitant to partner with Amazon.
AMAZON’S A.I. VOICE PROJECT GETS HELP FROM FACEBOOK, DOLBY, AND GARMINJONATHANVANIAN2015SEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Despite efforts to preserve privacy, there is substantial worry that Americans will be hesitant to use the apps.
APPLE AND GOOGLE EXPAND DIGITAL CORONAVIRUS CONTACT-TRACING TOOLS TO HELP SPEED ADOPTIONDZANEMORRISSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
He was a little hesitant about accepting the assignment and the managing editor misunderstood him somewhat.
THE BOY GREW OLDERHEYWOOD BROUN
The side gates clicked as he stood hesitant under the shelter of the wall, and a figure emerged from his domain.
THE REGENTE. ARNOLD BENNETT
A moment before, she had been talking to me freely and impulsively, though a little shy and hesitant, as a young girl.
THE WASTED GENERATIONOWEN JOHNSON
So Nancy went through the little garden again with hesitant feet, and turned her face to the Casino.
THE DEVOURERSANNIE VIVANTI CHARTRES
Barney stepped out on the sill, moved on a few hesitant steps, stood looking about.
GONE FISHINGJAMES H. SCHMITZ
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WORDS RELATED TO HESITANT

  • averse
  • backward
  • disinclined
  • hesitant
  • indisposed
  • loath
  • reluctant
  • sorry
  • uneager
  • unhappy
  • unwilling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.