Definition of halting adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

halting

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈhɔːltɪŋ//
 
, also BrE//ˈhɒltɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːltɪŋ//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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(especially of speech or movement) stopping and starting often, especially because you are not certain or are not very confident synonym hesitant a halting conversation a toddler’s first few halting steps Europe’s halting progress towards greater unityExtra examples The crisis is threatening the country’s halting progress towards democracy. The driver spoke only very halting English. We carried on a halting conversation.
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