halting

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halting (comparative more halting, superlative most halting)

  1. Prone to pauses or breaks; hesitant; broken.
    his halting speech
    her halting steps
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      Him we enlisted at Para, on the recommendation of the steamship company, on whose vessels he had learned to speak a halting English.

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halting

  1. present participle of halt

Noun[edit]

halting (plural haltings)

  1. The action of one who halts; a stopping or hesitancy.
    • 1841, Mogridge, George, Thoughts for the thoughtful, by old Humphrey, page 167:
      But alas ! alas ! the faintings, the haltings, the back-slidings of Christians, are enough to make us tremble while we rejoice in the hope set before us.

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