Synonyms of 'halting'
falteringDictionary, stumbling, awkward
The officer replied in halting German.
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If you are hesitant about doing something, you do not do it quickly or immediately, usually because you are uncertain, embarrassed, or worried.
She was hesitant about coming forward with her story.
Thesaurus for halting from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you speak or do something in a halting way, you speak or do it slowly and with a lot of hesitation, usually because you are uncertain about what to say or do next .