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Synonyms of hesitating

Verb


1. hesitate, waver, waffle

usage: pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

2. hesitate, pause, delay

usage: interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused"

Adjective


1. hesitant, hesitating, indecisive (vs. decisive)

usage: lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly

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