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Meaning of hesitation

hes•i•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (hez"i-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of hesitating; a delay due to uncertainty of mind or fear: His hesitation cost him the championship.
  2. a state of doubt or uncertainty.
  3. a halting or faltering in speech.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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