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Definitions for Hesitation
ˌhɛz ɪˈteɪ ʃənHes·i·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hesitation, vacillation, waveringnoun

    indecision in speech or action

  2. reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indispositionnoun

    a certain degree of unwillingness

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

  3. hesitation, waver, falter, falteringnoun

    the act of pausing uncertainly

    "there was a hesitation in his speech"


  1. hesitationnoun

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

    Etymology: From haesitationem, accusative singular of haesitatio, from haesito.

  2. hesitationnoun

    A faltering in speech; stammering.

    Etymology: From haesitationem, accusative singular of haesitatio, from haesito.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hesitationnoun

    the act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation

    Etymology: [L. haesitatio: cf. F. hsitation.]

  2. Hesitationnoun

    a faltering in speech; stammering

    Etymology: [L. haesitatio: cf. F. hsitation.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hesitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hesitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Hesitation in a Sentence

  1. Erasmus Williams:

    We can say without hesitation that we welcome the news very much, it's a manifestation of the very cordial relationship between the United States and Liberia.

  2. Ady Barkan:

    My observation is that your political philosophical approach to a system failure is generally not to expand the size of the public sector, but to instead heavily regulate private sector actors and beat down their greed, was that the source of your initial hesitation on the question of getting rid of private insurance, or was it something else ?

  3. Chad Chronister:

    Her boyfriend saw that the adult and child were struggling and immediately, without hesitation, jumped into the water to try to help save the both of them, we are certainly calling him now, not just a Good Samaritan, but our Apollo Beach hero.

  4. Stephane Dujarric:

    The Durban deceit, the double-talk, the double standards – and, in particular, the discrimination – need to be exposed and rejected, period. for the secretary-general it is clear that racism and racial discrimination still permeate institutions, social structures and everyday life in every society. It must be condemnedwithout hesitation or reservation wherever and whenever it occurs.

  5. Selahattin Demirtas:

    We will have no hesitation in exercising our constitutional right and participating in the government, we should not be surprised if they breach the constitution and try to form a government without HDP. But such an attempt would be rejected by the Constitutional Court.

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. opaque
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    • C. alternate
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