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Definition 1: the act of pausing uncertainly - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hesitation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a hesitation in his speech

Synonyms for hesitation in the sense of this definition

(hesitation is a kind of ...) temporary inactivity

Definition 2: a certain degree of unwillingness - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where hesitation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a reluctance to commit himself
  • his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition
  • after some hesitation he agreed

Synonyms for hesitation in the sense of this definition

(hesitation is a kind of ...) the trait of being unwilling

"his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made" "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton"

(... is a kind of hesitation ) a disinclination to work or exert yourself

Definition 3: indecision in speech or action - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for hesitation in the sense of this definition

(hesitation is a kind of ...) doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action

"his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"

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