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Synonyms for hesitation
ˌhɛz ɪˈteɪ ʃənhes·i·ta·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hesitationnoun

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    Synonyms:
    disbelief, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, question, scruple, skepticism, suspense, suspicion, unbelief, uncertainty

    Antonyms:
    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hesitation, vacillation, waveringnoun

    indecision in speech or action

    Synonyms:
    disinclination, falter, reluctance, fluctuation, wavering, indisposition, swinging, swing, faltering, vacillation, waver, hesitancy

  2. reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indispositionnoun

    a certain degree of unwillingness

    "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"

    Synonyms:
    disinclination, hesitance, reluctance, falter, wavering, indisposition, faltering, vacillation, waver, hesitancy

  3. hesitation, waver, falter, falteringnoun

    the act of pausing uncertainly

    "there was a hesitation in his speech"

    Synonyms:
    disinclination, falter, reluctance, flicker, wavering, indisposition, flutter, faltering, vacillation, waver, hesitancy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hesitationnoun

    Synonyms:
    uncertainly, doubt, suspense, hesitancy, vacillation

  2. hesitationnoun

    Synonyms:
    faltering, stammering, difficulty of utterance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hesitationnoun

    Synonyms:
    indecision, doubt, vacillation, reluctance, wavering

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How to use hesitation in a sentence?

  1. Mayor Nicholls:

    There’s no hesitation for me living in Yuma with my family.

  2. Jason Kenney:

    This kind of conduct is totally unacceptable, assaulting law enforcement officers who are simply doing their job to maintain public safety and the rule of law is completely unacceptable and without hesitation I condemn those actions, and I call for calm amongst anybody who feels sympathetic to those engaged in this blockade, please stay away from the area, please do not further intensify an already difficult situation.

  3. William Temple:

    We shall say without hesitation that the atheist who is moved by love is moved by the Spirit of God; an atheist who lives by love is saved by his faith in the God whose existence (under that name) he denies.

  4. Renae A. Sauter:

    If its almost right its wrong. Pay attention to your hesitation

  5. Seraphina Harrell:

    What drove the conflict when Crystal Kelley was pregnant with Crystal Kelley, was whether or not Crystal Kelley'd have a meaningful life. And I think without hesitation, the answer to that question is yes, Crystal Kelley did. Seraphina had a very, very meaningful and happy life.


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