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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"

Wiktionary

  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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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. William Temple:

    We shall say without hesitation that the atheist who is moved by love is moved by the Spirit of God; an atheist who lives by love is saved by his faith in the God whose existence (under that name) he denies.

  2. Boris Johnson:

    If the data goes the wrong way, if the alert level begins to rise, we will have no hesitation in putting on the brakes and delaying or reintroducing measures locally, regionally, or nationally, if everyone stays alert and follows the rules, we can control the virus, keep the rate of infection down and keep the number of infections down.

  3. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov:

    If I can advise President Biden, I would like him to articulate to Vladimir Putin of Russia that no red lines from the Kremlin side should be here. The red line is here in Ukraine and the civilized world will react without hesitation, the idea of not provoking Russia will not work.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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