hesitation, vacillation, wavering(noun)
indecision in speech or action
reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indisposition(noun)
a certain degree of unwillingness
"a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"
hesitation, waver, falter, faltering(noun)
the act of pausing uncertainly
"there was a hesitation in his speech"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use hesitation in a sentence?
We understand that ARD's hesitation with cycling was related to the damaged reputation of our sport, we believe that today's decision is partly due to the UCI's reinvigorated approach to anti-doping as highlighted by the new measures established in our anti-doping rules in force since January 1, 2015.
Feed your faith and your hesitation will starve to death.
We strongly demand North Korea to quickly release our citizens Kim Kuk Gi and Choe Chun Gil and repatriate them without hesitation.
Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.
It is a tremendous honor and as soon as Darren asked me, I had no hesitation in saying yes.
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- hesitació, vacil·lacióCatalan, Valencian
- zaváhání, váháníCzech
- hesitación, vacilaciónSpanish
- epäröinti, takeltelu, empiminenFinnish
- sòradh, sgogarsaichScottish Gaelic
- keragu-raguan, ragu-raguIndonesian
- 躊躇, ためらいJapanese
- ZéckenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- niezdecydowanie, wahaniePolish
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