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hesitated

[ hez-i-teyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF hesitated

Synonyms for hesitated

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Antonyms for hesitated

  • continue
  • persist
  • advance
  • agree
  • do well
  • expedite
  • face
  • go
  • go along
  • hasten
  • hurry
  • meet
  • remain
  • rush
  • stay
  • attack
  • carry on
  • go ahead
  • persevere
  • resolve
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HESITATED

A bat circled near, indecisively, as if with a message it hesitated to give.

I hesitated and tried to think of some safe way out of the dilemma.

But therewith her own mind was made up: if he but hesitated, that would be enough!

For an instant, he hesitated while the others regarded him doubtfully.

He hesitated a little, then went on, with a certain curious embarrassment.

He hesitated on the pavement, his eyes searching the shadowy balcony.

She hesitated, and then fired a parting shot which certainly was spiteful in the extreme.

Mortimer hesitated, and then, flushing, took the gloved fingers in his own.

For one second Eileen hesitated, then she lifted her shaking hands to her hat.

He hesitated; then, "Well, go on with your conjecture," Rulledge said forgivingly.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin haesitatum, past participle of haesitare (see hesitation). Related: Hesitated; hesitating.