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See definition of hesitating on Dictionary.com
  • adj.doubtful
  • adj.slow

synonyms for hesitating

  • irresolute
  • skeptical
  • uncertain
  • unsure
  • delaying
  • wavering
  • dawdling
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It has bumped some contenders off this list, good barbecue joints, places I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
THE BEST BARBECUE JOINTS IN THE D.C. AREATIM CARMANNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Overall, though, we hope you’ll find the interactive both fun and informative — and if you’ve got any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.
WE’RE LETTING YOU MESS WITH OUR PRESIDENTIAL FORECAST, BUT TRY NOT TO MAKE THE MAP TOO WEIRDNATE SILVER (NRSILVER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)OCTOBER 21, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Coinbase hesitated to comply—apparently over concerns whether the phrase would also mean support for defunding the police—but Armstrong eventually did on Twitter after a virtual walkout.
COINBASE SAYS 60 EMPLOYEES ARE LEAVING OVER ITS APOLITICAL STANCELUCINDA SHENOCTOBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Michigan voters are entitled to a full, free and fair election in November and my office will not hesitate to pursue those who jeopardize that.
CONSERVATIVE OPERATIVES FACE FELONY CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH ROBOCALLS SEEKING TO MISLEAD VOTERSMERYL KORNFIELDOCTOBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
According to a consumer survey conducted by Fan & Fuel, 97% of participants said customer reviews factor into their buying decisions, and 92% of consumers hesitate to make a purchase when there are no customer reviews.
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Blanche stood an instant looking into the lighted room and hesitating—flushed a little, smiling, extremely pretty.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
He talked freely and intimately in a low, hesitating drawl that was not unpleasant to hear.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
He did not even feel the soft fluttering breath, playing and hesitating, as it were, round her lips as her eyes slowly closed.
BY BIRTH A LADYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
"There's lots of things you don't know," he said in a hesitating voice, as though appealing to his old friend.
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A few hours earlier he would have done it without hesitating; but, since he had been there, he had learned distrust, scepticism.
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WORDS RELATED TO HESITATING

  • afraid
  • averse
  • demure
  • diffident
  • disinclined
  • hesitant
  • hesitating
  • humble
  • indisposed
  • late
  • loath
  • modest
  • reluctant
  • reserved
  • retiring
  • shy
  • sluggish
  • tardy
  • timid
  • uneager
  • unwilling
  • wavering
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