halting

The adjective halting is used to describe something that is fragmentary or prone to interruptions. If you are overcome with emotion at your wedding, you may choke out your vows in a halting voice.

The adjective halting can describe something or someone with limping or disabled legs or feet. If you have sprained your ankle and it's icy out this winter, you will probably walk with a halting gait and walk slowly and carefully. The word halting in this sense comes from the Old English word lemphalt, which means "limping."

Definitions of halting
  1. adjective
    fragmentary or halting from emotional strain
    “uttered a few halting words of sorrow”
    Synonyms:
    broken
    not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly
  2. adjective
    disabled in the feet or legs
    synonyms: crippled, game, gimpy, halt, lame
    unfit
    not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition
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