AskDefine | Define halting

Dictionary Definition

halting adj
1 disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg" [syn: crippled, halt, lame, game]
2 fragmentary or halting from emotional strain; "uttered a few broken words of sorrow"

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  1. prone to pauses or breaks; hesitant; broken
    his halting speech
    her halting steps



Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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