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English definition of “hesitation”

hesitation

noun [C or U]     /ˌhez.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
C1 the act of pausing before doing something, especially because you are nervous or not certain: After a slight hesitation, she began to speak. Any hesitation on the part of the government will be seen as weakness.formal I have no hesitation in recommending Ms Shapur for the job.HesitatingUncertainty
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