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  Definition of hesitate
  1. pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
  2. interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused"
Similar Words: waver, waffle, pause

 

Hyponyms: dwell on, linger over, boggle, hover, linger, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate, falter, waver, hem and haw, scruple

 

Entailments: doubt

 

Derivational Morphology: waffler, hesitation, waver, falter, faltering, waverer, vacillator, hesitator, hesitater, vacillation, wavering, reluctance, hesitancy, disinclination, indisposition, pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension

 

 
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