Definition of Hesitation

1. Noun. Indecision in speech or action.

Exact synonyms: Vacillation, Wavering
Generic synonyms: Indecision, Indecisiveness, Irresolution
Derivative terms: Hesitate, Vacillate, Waver



2. Noun. A certain degree of unwillingness. "After some hesitation he agreed"

3. Noun. The act of pausing uncertainly. "There was a hesitation in his speech"
Exact synonyms: Falter, Faltering, Waver
Generic synonyms: Pause
Derivative terms: Falter, Falter, Hesitate, Waver

Definition of Hesitation

1. n. The act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation.

Definition of Hesitation

1. Noun. An act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation. ¹

2. Noun. A faltering in speech; stammering. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hesitation

1. the act of one that hesitates [n -S]

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Literary usage of Hesitation

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"There was a little hesitation in Emma's answer. " I think her beautiful, quite beautiful." " Oh ! yes—very—a very pleasing young woman. ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"The early Wesleyans also gravitated toward the rectoral theory, though not without some hesitation, a hesitation which has sustained itself among Brit- ish ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"Partly this hesitation has been due to the fact that the writing of a story is a long job, while, as might be supposed, Mr. WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS IN HIS WORK ..."

4. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, John Wilson Croker (1831)
"We should have no hesitation to give it for John plication which my Lord of Worcester treats with so much contempt is, nevertheless, countenanced by ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"яэ Juli in was reduced to the alternative of believing either a crime or a miracle, he chose, without hesitation, without evidence, but with some colour of ..."

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