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1. hesitation

noun. ['ˌhɛzəˈteɪʃən'] indecision in speech or action.

Synonyms

  • irresolution
  • wavering
  • vacillation
  • indecision

Antonyms

  • resolute
  • steady
  • ride
  • stand still

Etymology

  • haesitationem (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Hesitation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
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  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
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  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
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  • transplantation
  • singularization
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  • securitization
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Example sentences of the word hesitation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Give her the command as she enters the tunnel and reward her once she comes through it without hesitation.

2. Verb, base form
When this happens, it can lead to hesitation among workers and a lack of productivity.

Quotes containing the word hesitation


1. Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
- George Sand

2. To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it.
- Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

3. Eric called Al's suicide brave, and he was wrong. My mother's death was brave. I remember how calm she was, how determined. It isn't just brave that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, without hesitation, and without appearing to consider another option.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

2. hesitation

noun. ['ˌhɛzəˈteɪʃən'] a certain degree of unwillingness.

Synonyms

  • unwillingness
  • reluctance
  • disinclination
  • indisposition
  • involuntariness
  • sloth
  • slothfulness

Antonyms

  • certainty
  • resoluteness
  • decisiveness
  • decision

Etymology

  • haesitationem (Latin)

3. hesitation

noun. ['ˌhɛzəˈteɪʃən'] the act of pausing uncertainly.

Synonyms

  • falter
  • waver
  • pause

Antonyms

  • liking
  • inclination
  • wellness
  • venial sin

Etymology

  • haesitationem (Latin)
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