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Hesitation meaning

hesitation - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation.
  2. 2. A faltering in speech; stammering.
  3. 3. Indecision; pause; stammering.

hesitation - examples of usage

  1. He rose, after a second's hesitation, and she understood that it cost him an effort. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. But she sat perfectly still, and when the knock sounded, she got up directly and opened the door without hesitation. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. After a second or so of hesitation, he took it. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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