What does hesitation mean?

Definitions for hesitation
ˌhɛz ɪˈteɪ ʃənhes·i·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hesitation, vacillation, wavering(noun)

    indecision in speech or action

  2. reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indisposition(noun)

    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, faltering(noun)

    the act of pausing uncertainly

    "there was a hesitation in his speech"

Wiktionary

  1. hesitation(Noun)

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

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

  2. hesitation(Noun)

    A faltering in speech; stammering.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hesitation(noun)

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

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

  2. Hesitation(noun)

    a faltering in speech; stammering

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

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How to say hesitation in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. John Conklin:

    The move is not something we can do administratively, i expect this will move through both houses relatively quickly and I expect the governor will sign it without much hesitation whatsoever.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.

  3. Hunter Harris:

    I immediately knew that something needed to be done, there was no hesitation. It was a scary situation, but I knew that I was going to do my best. I knew he needed help.

  4. Interim Capt. Angelo Mollo:

    Our District The Troopers were able to turn a potentially bad situation into a thankful ending for at least one family this Thanksgiving holiday, i am extremely proud of our officers who acted without hesitation in this life saving transport.

  5. Derek Allen:

    Don't get caught in the political conversation, be concerned about your local flock. And if you have any hesitation, err on the side of caution.

Images & Illustrations of hesitation

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