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hesitation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hesitation  \Hes`i*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  haesitatio:  cf  F. 
  h['e]sitation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  hesitating;  suspension  of  opinion  or  action 
  doubt;  vacillation. 
 
  2.  A  faltering  in  speech;  stammering.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hesitation 
  n  1:  indecision  in  speech  or  action  [syn:  {vacillation},  {wavering}] 
  2:  a  certain  degree  of  unwillingness;  "a  reluctance  to  commit 
  himself";  "after  some  hesitation  he  agreed"  [syn:  {reluctance}, 
  {hesitancy},  {disinclination},  {indisposition}] 
  3:  the  act  of  pausing  uncertainly;  "there  was  a  hesitation  in 
  his  speech"  [syn:  {waver},  {falter},  {faltering}] 




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