Thesaurus > Related Words: hesitate

  Words related to hesitate

Related / Similar Words: waver, waffle, pause

 

Definition:
  • pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures";
  • interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused";

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    Hyponyms: dwell on, linger over, boggle, hover, linger, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate, falter, waver, hem and haw, scruple

     

    Entailments: doubt

     

    Derivational Morphology: waffler, hesitation, waver, falter, faltering, waverer, vacillator, hesitator, hesitater, vacillation, wavering, reluctance, hesitancy, disinclination, indisposition, pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension

     

     
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