Definition of hesitantly in English:

hesitantly

adverb

  • In a tentative or unsure manner.

    ‘he speaks hesitantly and his voice is shaky’
    ‘a young guard hesitantly stepped into the room’
    • ‘She hesitantly stepped up, and once she knew the bridge would hold her weight, slowly walked across.’
    • ‘When we last see her, she has hesitantly embarked on a career in television.’
    • ‘She smiled hesitantly and took another small step forward.’
    • ‘He asks her for help and hesitantly she agrees.’
    • ‘I remember the warm, encouraging reception I had from the Director of the Foundation, when I hesitantly approached him to inquire about the Foundation's possible support.’
    • ‘Vincent backed away uneasily and nodded hesitantly.’
    • ‘About one month before the show, I hesitantly called the Box Office to ask how ticket sales were going.’
    • ‘She paused at the wooden door and knocked hesitantly.’
    • ‘The boy entered the cottage slowly, glancing hesitantly around the main room.’
    • ‘He hesitantly embarks on a perilous adventure.’

Pronunciation

hesitantly

/ˈhɛzɪt(ə)ntli/