Definitions of hesitation

  1. a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "after some hesitation he agreed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. indecision in speech or action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A faltering in speech; stammering. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A pause due to uncertainty; doubt; a stopping to consider; indecision; a faltering in speech; a halting movement in a dance. Also, hesitancy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Indecision; pause; stammering. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The act of hesitating; stammering. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Doubt; suspense of opinion or decision from uncertainty how to act. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Mental uncertainty, indecision. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  11. Delay in the performance of a function (e. g., speaking and urination). [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  12. n. Act of pausing or delaying in thought or action; suspense; uncertainty; indecision;—a stopping in speech; stammering. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. Doubt, uncertainty, difficulty made; intermission of speech, want of volubility. Complete Dictionary