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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: halt 'to walk with difficulty', from Old English healtian

halting

adjective
     
halt‧ing
if your speech or movements are halting, you stop for a moment between words or movements, especially because you are not confident [= hesitant]:
We carried on a rather halting conversation.
haltingly adverb

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