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hesitation

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noun hes·i·ta·tion \ˌhe-zə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of hesitation

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of hesitating

  2. 2 :  a pausing or faltering in speech



Examples of hesitation in a sentence

  1. <one moment's hesitation on my part, and the elusive butterfly was lost to me forever>



14th Century

First Known Use of hesitation

14th century




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