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Adjective
Tentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking
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Adjective
Irresolute and hesitant
Adjective
Stuttering or inarticulate in speech
Verb
Present participle for to pause in indecision before doing something
“My Aunt Marta looked me up and down, as if seeing me for the first time, and appeared to hesitate before deciding to make her offer.”
Verb
Present participle for to speak hesitatingly or with indecision
“Although Amy continued to hesitate with her words while speaking, she seemed to be speaking out more often.”
Verb
Present participle for to be reluctant to do something
“Doctors often hesitate to recommend surgery for children.”
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