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Noun: hesitation  ,he-zi'tey-shun
  1. Indecision in speech or action
    - vacillation, wavering
  2. A certain degree of unwillingness
    "after some hesitation he agreed";
    - reluctance, hesitancy, disinclination, indisposition
  3. The act of pausing uncertainly
    "there was a hesitation in his speech";
    - waver, falter, faltering

Derived forms: hesitations

Type of: indecision, indecisiveness, involuntariness, irresolution, pause, unwillingness

Encyclopedia: Hesitation