HyperDic: hesitation

English > 3 senses of the word hesitation:
NOUNcognitionhesitation, vacillation, waveringindecision in speech or action
attributehesitation, reluctance, hesitancy, disinclination, indispositiona certain degree of unwillingness
acthesitation, waver, falter, falteringthe act of pausing uncertainly
hesitation > pronunciation
Soundshheh.zahtey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > hesitation: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningindecision in speech or action.
Synonymsvacillation, wavering
Broaderindecision, indecisiveness, irresolutiondoubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
Spanishtitubeo, vacilación
Catalanvacil·lació
Verbshesitatepause or hold back in uncertainty / uncertainty or unwillingness
English > hesitation: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA certain degree of unwillingness.
Example "after some hesitation he agreed"
Synonymsreluctance, hesitancy, disinclination, indisposition
Narrowersloth, slothfulnessA disinclination to work or exert yourself
Broaderunwillingness, involuntarinessThe trait of being unwilling
Spanishaversión, hesitación, indisposición, reluctancia
Catalaninapetència, indisposició
Verbshesitatepause or hold back in uncertainty / uncertainty or unwillingness
English > hesitation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of pausing uncertainly.
Example"there was a hesitation in his speech"
Synonymswaver, falter, faltering
Broaderpausetemporary inactivity
Spanishdilación, hesitación, titubeo, vacilación
Catalandilació, hesitació, titubeig, vacil·lació
Verbshesitateinterrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

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