hesitating hesitating  /ˈhɛ zə ˌteɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly

Usage(s):

  1. After hesitating noticeably, Senator Barack Obama joined her.
  2. Without hesitating he turned and handed it to me.
  3. But with other private and public sources hesitating to commit, Nabucco's future is still in doubt.

News

  1. RVFD waits for fire payment

    Rio Verde Fire District is one of several smaller districts in the state that are hesitating to send help to battle wildland fires in the west this year.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Fountain Hills Times

  2. Reevaluating St. Louis' Odds of Winning Its Division

    Prior to Opening Day, the St. Louis Cardinals took a backseat to the Cincinnati Reds . Many experts unanimously awarded the Cardinals’ division foe the National League Central crown without hesitating. In fact, 35 of 43 ESPN experts picked the Reds over the Cardinals for the bragging rights. Now, it’s complete role reversal. The Cardinals are heading not only the NL Central, but all of baseball ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "You don't dethrone (champions) in skating by hesitating," Lysacek said. "You go out and fight with passion."
    on Jan 27, 2007 By: Evan Lysacek Source: SI.com

  2. "When ITV sold their shares they called me half an hour before the announcement to tell me," Hill-Wood added. "That's not right. I asked David Dein if he knew Kroenke and after hesitating he simply said 'Yes'. We suspected that he knew...
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Peter Hill-Wood Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "It should not be a surprise that American democracy is hesitating about authorizing the Fed to supervise systemic banking as well as operating monetary policy, adding to its power," World Bank President Robert Zoellick said.
    on Sep 28, 2009 By: Robert Zoellick Source: Reuters India

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