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synonyms for hesitatingly

  • dubiously
  • ambiguously
  • askance
  • distrustfully
  • doubtingly
  • irresolutely
  • problematically
  • questionably
  • suspiciously
  • tentatively
  • uncertainly
  • undecidedly
  • unsettingly
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How to use hesitatingly in a sentence

Hesitatingly, and like a clumsy yokel, I blurted: I have been wondering whether you cared for the performance I gave?
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
No, Mildred; my violin is different from any other I have ever seen, this hesitatingly and with great effort at composure.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
"I—we—we are very sorry to trouble you," said Betty hesitatingly, as the musician made no effort to break the silence.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
Despair grips my heart, as I hesitatingly admit to myself the probable truth.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Weston looked at her a moment hesitatingly, and then made a little gesture of deprecation.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
Maxfield stopped, hesitatingly, with his hand on the banisters at the top of the landing.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
Hesitatingly she came forward, and Houston's dulled mentality at last took cognizance that a hand was extended slightly.
THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
This question was put hesitatingly, and, as I thought, with some shy hope that it would receive consideration.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
Sliding very cautiously out of the big, deep chair, Molly came walking hesitatingly towards him.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
Hesitatingly they obeyed, for they realized that all hope of successful resistance was now gone.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
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WORDS RELATED TO HESITATINGLY

  • ambiguously
  • askance
  • distrustfully
  • doubtingly
  • dubiously
  • hesitatingly
  • irresolutely
  • problematically
  • questionably
  • suspiciously
  • tentatively
  • uncertainly
  • undecidedly
  • unsettingly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.