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Adjective
Tentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking
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Irresolute and hesitant
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Stuttering or inarticulate in speech
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Present participle for pause in indecision before saying or doing something
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“Quickly, they headed towards the train station, not pausing or hesitating in any manner; what were they to hesitate for?”
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Present participle for be reluctant to do something
“Because some childhood seizures stop at puberty, doctors often hesitate to recommend surgery for children.”
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Present participle for used politely to express regret, disappointment or embarrassment
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Present participle for interrupt action or speech briefly
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Present participle for hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking
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Present participle for deliberately avoiding providing a clear answer or statement
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(with infinitive) Present participle for avoid something because one has too many concerns
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Present participle for to become dry (often of weather)
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Present participle for to prevent from progress
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Present participle for to have doubts or suspicions about
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Present participle for speak in a confused or indistinct way
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Present participle for make or become weaker in power, resolve, or physical strength
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