hesitant vs hesitating what difference

what is difference between hesitant and hesitating

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin haesitans, present participle of haesitare (to stick fast, to hesitate)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛzɪtənt/

Adjective

hesitant (comparative more hesitant, superlative most hesitant)

  1. Tending to hesitate, wait, or proceed with caution or reservation.
    I am hesitant to recommend him as a manager because he has a short temper.

Related terms

  • hesitance
  • hesitancy
  • hesitate
  • hesitation
  • hesitative

Translations

Anagrams

  • Theatins, staineth

Catalan

Verb

hesitant

  1. present participle of hesitar


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛzɪteɪtɪŋ/

Alternative forms

  • hæsitating (archaic)

Verb

hesitating

  1. present participle of hesitate

Noun

hesitating (plural hesitatings)

  1. hesitation
    • 1836, Charles Dickens, The mistaken milliner. A tale of ambition
      Miss Martin, after sundry hesitatings and coughings, with a preparatory choke or two, [] commenced a species of treble chirruping []

Anagrams

  • atheisting, athetising, eating shit

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