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.]

How to pronounce hesitation?

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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. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    There is no will unmingled with hesitation, and no hesitation unmingled with will.

  2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    We will carefully monitor developments and take steps without hesitation, as needed.

  3. Lim Byeong Cheol:

    We strongly demand North Korea to quickly release our citizens Kim Kuk Gi and Choe Chun Gil and repatriate them without hesitation.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

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

  5. Leah Wolczko:

    It's the militancy that gets my hesitation.

Images & Illustrations of hesitation

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