Examples of hesitation in a Sentence
one moment's hesitation on my part, and the elusive butterfly was lost to me forever
Recent Examples of hesitation from the Web
If Darnold opts to come out, the Browns should take him without hesitation.
The freshman point guard who plays with a confidence that belies his age confidently drove to the basket against the Tigers and dropped in a long 3-pointer without hesitation.
But Lysenko, a Soviet biologist, condemned perhaps millions of people to starvation through bogus agricultural research—and did so without hesitation.
Tony Granato, willing to leave his post as Wisconsin’s coach for that stretch, accepted the offer from USA Hockey executive Jim Johannson without hesitation.
To North Korea’s leaders, Trump’s comments serve only to increase their sense of insecurity, fuel their desire to possess nuclear weapons, and decrease their hesitation about using them.
This crime thriller from August is a harrowing but altogether credible descent into darkness, as the brothers commit crimes, lie without hesitation, and try to extricate themselves from a series of jams.
When Fox asked me to be a part of this new series, without hesitation, my answer was…YES!
Already some foreign policy experts are mocking the White House’s hesitation.
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First Known Use of hesitation
Synonymsfaltering, fence-sitting, hesitance, hesitancy, indecision, irresolution, pause, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, vacillation, wavering, wobbling (also wabbling)
Related Wordsdelay, hawing, procrastination, waiting; arrière-pensée, misgiving, second thought; consideration, debate, deliberation, doubt, incertitude, indecisiveness, indetermination, uncertainness, uncertainty; avoidance, equivocation; aversion, disinclination, indisposition, reluctance, unwillingness; faintheartedness, shyness, timidity, timidness
Near Antonymscertainty, certitude, confidence, decisiveness, determination, firmness, resoluteness, resolution, sureness; alacrity, eagerness, readiness
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