Tending to hesitate, wait, or proceed with caution or reservation. (adjective)
Examples of word hesitant
He glanced at me, his expression hesitant, as if uncertain of how I would react to what he was about to reveal, I gave a nod.
All over the country recession-weary businesses remain hesitant to spend cash trying to pump up sales, but signs of recovery are popping up all over.
Some market participants were described as hesitant to buy around current levels, waiting for a further pullback as a bargain-hunting opportunity.
So if you get a victim that ` s hesitant, that is reliant [SIC] to come forward, that is reliant [SIC] to cooperate with investigators and you have a district attorney ` s office that says, "Well, she ` s not cooperative; she ` s being unreliable right now," it very well could take that long.
The press-agents and orators popularized the war with the unthinking and the hesitant, which is proof enough to me that we lack national unity and a definite national policy.