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hesitating


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hesitate  \Hes"i*tate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hesitated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Hesitating}.]  [L.  haesitatus  p.  p.  of  haesitare 
  intens.  fr  haerere  to  hesitate,  stick  fast  to  hang  or  hold 
  fast  Cf  {Aghast},  {Gaze},  {Adhere}.] 
  1.  To  stop  or  pause  respecting  decision  or  action  to  be  in 
  suspense  or  uncertainty  as  to  a  determination;  as  he 
  hesitated  whether  to  accept  the  offer  or  not  men  often 
  hesitate  in  forming  a  judgment.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  stammer;  to  falter  in  speaking. 
 
  Syn:  To  doubt;  waver;  scruple;  deliberate;  demur;  falter; 
  stammer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hesitating 
  adj  :  lacking  decisiveness  of  character;  unable  to  act  or  decide 
  quickly  or  firmly;  "stood  irresolute  waiting  for  some 
  inspiration"  [syn:  {hesitant},  {irresolute}] 




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