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Spanish translation of “hesitate”

hesitate

verb /ˈheziteit/
to pause briefly eg because of uncertainty 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 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 I detected a certain hesitancy in his voice. hesitant adjective making or having frequent hesitations a hesitant speaker I’m hesitant to tell her she’s wrong. hesitantly adverb
vacilantemente, dudosamente
hesitation noun an act of hesitating Hesitation can cost you dearly when you are a goalkeeper. unwillingness or uncertainty 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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