Synonyms and Antonyms of hang back
to show uncertainty about the right course of action <even though the young mother wanted the job, she still hung back because she wasn't sure if she should spend time away from her family> Synonyms balance, dither, falter, halt, hesitate, scruple, shilly-shally, stagger, teeter, vacillate, waver, wobble (also wabble)Related Words haw, hem; dally, dawdle, delay, linger, pause, procrastinate, wait; back down, chicken (out); consider, debate, deliberate, ponder, weigh; oscillate, sway; equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, waffleNear Antonyms decide; budge, stir; advance, continueAntonyms dive (in), plunge (in)
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