hesitation


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hes·i·ta·tion

 (hĕz′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of hesitating.
2. The state of being hesitant.
3. A pause or faltering in speech.

hes•i•ta•tion

(ˌhɛz ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of hesitating; a delay due to uncertainty or fear.
2. a state of doubt or uncertainty.
3. a momentary stop; pause.
4. a halting or faltering in speech.
[1615–25; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hesitation - indecision in speech or actionhesitation - indecision in speech or action  
indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution - doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action; "his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"
2.hesitation - a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"
sloth, slothfulness - a disinclination to work or exert yourself
involuntariness, unwillingness - 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"
3.hesitation - the act of pausing uncertainlyhesitation - the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
pause - temporary inactivity

hesitation

noun
2. reluctance, reservation(s), misgiving(s), ambivalence, qualm(s), unwillingness, scruple(s), compunction, demurral The board said it had no hesitation in rejecting the offer.

hesitation

noun
Translations
عدم استِعْداد أو تأكُّد، تَرَدُّدعَمَلِيَّة التردُّد
váhánízaváhánípochybnost
betænkelighedtøven
tétovázás
hikhik, vafi
oklevanje
bocalamaçekingenlikçekinmeduraksamakararsızlık

hesitation

[ˌhezɪˈteɪʃən] Nvacilación f, indecisión f
I have no hesitation in sayingno vacilo en decir ...
without the slightest hesitationsin vacilar siquiera, sin pensarlo dos veces

hesitation

[ˌhɛzɪˈteɪʃən] nhésitation f
after some hesitation → après un moment d'hésitation
to have no hesitation in doing sth
I have no hesitation in agreeing with him → Je partage son avis sans la moindre hésitation.
I have no hesitation in saying that → Je dis ... sans la moindre hésitation.
to do sth without hesitation → faire qch sans hésitation
He accepted without hesitation → Il a accepté sans hésitation.

hesitation

nZögern nt, → Zaudern nt (geh); after some/a moment’s hesitationnach einigem/kurzem Zögern; without the slightest hesitationohne auch nur einen Augenblick zu zögern; I have no hesitation in saying that …ich kann ohne Weiteres sagen, dass …; I had no hesitation about taking the jobich zögerte keinen Augenblick, die Stelle anzunehmen

hesitation

[ˌhɛzɪˈteɪʃn] nesitazione f
I have no hesitation in saying (that) ... → non esito a dire che...

hesitate

(ˈheziteit) verb
1. to pause briefly eg because of uncertainty. He hesitated before answering; The diver hesitated for a minute on the diving-board.
2. to be unwilling (to do something) eg because one is not sure it is right. I hesitate to say he lied but he certainly misled me; Don't hesitate to tell me if you have any complaints.
ˈhesitancy noun
the tendency to hesitate.
ˈhesitant adjective
making or having frequent hesitations. a hesitant speaker; I'm hesitant to tell her she's wrong.
ˈhesitantly adverb
ˌhesiˈtation noun
1. an act of hesitating.
2. unwillingness or uncertainty.
References in classic literature ?
March, Aunt and Uncle Carrol began it, others rapidly joined in, even Sallie Moffat, after a moment's hesitation, threw her train over her arm and whisked Ned into the ring.
Lena drew close to me, and the little hesitation in her voice that had hurt me was not there when she spoke again.
They complied without hesitation, though many a fearful and anxious glance was thrown behind them, toward the thickening gloom, which now lay like a dark barrier along the margin of the stream.
But she said it with a hesitation that did not escape the acuteness of the child.
Seeing Teta Elzbieta's evident grief at this news, he added, after some hesitation, that if they really intended to make a purchase, he would send a telephone message at his own expense, and have one of the houses kept.
At the door, however, he stopped a moment, and then coming back, he said, with some hesitation.
He proceeded cautiously and with hesitation now, moving his finger slowly along the great lines of the palm, and now and then halting it at a "star" or some such landmark, and examining that neighborhood minutely.
Without a moment's hesitation he ran to her and said:
Elton's being a remarkably handsome man, with most agreeable manners; and as she had no hesitation in following up the assurance of his admiration by agreeable hints, she was soon pretty confident of creating as much liking on Harriet's side, as there could be any occasion for.
Without considering that it was not in her mother's plan to keep any horse, that if she were to alter her resolution in favour of this gift, she must buy another for the servant, and keep a servant to ride it, and after all, build a stable to receive them, she had accepted the present without hesitation, and told her sister of it in raptures.
croaked Joseph, catching an opportunity from our hesitation to thrust in his evil tongue.
Geniuses are rare and, without being at all an undue praiser of times past, one can say without hesitation that until the appearance of Hugh Lofting, the successor of Miss Yonge, Mrs.