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What is another word for hemming and hawing?

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Present participle for to speak evasively or indirectly, typically to avoid addressing something
“After being asked about his whereabouts the previous night, Brian began to hem and haw, skillfully avoiding any direct admission or explanation.”
Present participle for to avoid providing a clear answer or statement
“During the press conference, the politician chose to hem and haw when asked about his stance on the controversial policy, cleverly avoiding giving a clear answer.”
Present participle for to be hesitant or show reluctance
Present participle for to equivocate or be evasive
Present participle for to waste time through aimless wandering or indecision
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Present participle for to speak stammeringly or with indecision
Lacking strength of character to follow one's own principles
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The state of being irresolute
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