Definition of hesitative in English:



  • See hesitate

    • ‘In offering telepathy as an explanation he becomes hesitative and loses his tone of assurance.’
    • ‘When Sri Rama went to meet Kaikayee, she was very hesitative to meet him, being ashamed of her deeds.’
    • ‘The Bulgarians' hesitative play and the strong Russian blocks quickly led to a 13-25 loss in the opening game.’
    • ‘Baker inquires into the meaning and purpose of common hesitative interjections in the speech of testees responding to word association tests.’
    • ‘His dainty hesitative accents had a nice elegance, but elegance is not what this concerto is about.’