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Spanish translation of “hesitate”

hesitate

verb /ˈheziteit/
to pause briefly eg because of uncertainty
vacilar, titubear
He hesitated before answering The diver hesitated for a minute on the diving-board.
to be unwilling (to do something) eg because one is not sure it is right
vacilar, dudar
I hesitate to say he lied but he certainly misled me Don’t hesitate to tell me if you have any complaints.
hesitancy noun the tendency to hesitate
vacilación, indecisión; titubeo, duda
I detected a certain hesitancy in his voice.
hesitant adjective making or having frequent hesitations
vacilante, dudoso, indeciso
a hesitant speaker I’m hesitant to tell her she’s wrong.
hesitantly adverb
vacilantemente, dudosamente
hesitation noun an act of hesitating
indecisión, vacilación
Hesitation can cost you dearly when you are a goalkeeper.
unwillingness or uncertainty
vacilación, duda
After some initial hesitation, he agreed to the proposal.
(Definition of hesitate from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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