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synonyms for hesitation

  • doubt
  • equivocation
  • hesitancy
  • indecision
  • misgiving
  • mistrust
  • pause
  • procrastination
  • qualm
  • reluctance
  • skepticism
  • unwillingness
  • vacillation
  • dawdling
  • delay
  • demurral
  • dubiety
  • faltering
  • fluctuation
  • indecisiveness
  • indisposition
  • irresolution
  • oscillation
  • scruple
  • wavering
  • averseness
  • delaying
  • fumbling
  • hemming and hawing
  • stammering
  • stumbling
  • stuttering
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antonyms for hesitation

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  • belief
  • certainty
  • confidence
  • faith
  • trust
  • eagerness
  • go
  • perseverance
  • sureness
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How to use hesitation in a sentence

Lawyers in who practiced in Maryland and the District grew accustomed to texting or calling Bregman with a legal question because they knew he would know the answer without hesitation.
MARYLAND ATTORNEY FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME AFTER POLICE RESPONDED TO POSSIBLE BURGLARYKATIE METTLER, PETER HERMANNFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Still, there appeared to be little hesitation in the GOP ranks on voting to support Greene.
HOUSE EJECTS MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE FROM COMMITTEES OVER EXTREMIST REMARKSMIKE DEBONISFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Becklund has no hesitation recommending their use—with the caveat that it’s important to talk to a physician about any medical concerns first, and to make sure not to get one that’s too heavy.
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I started with one digit every two seconds and I’ve had to practice doing that very quickly and learning how to do that without hesitation.
“WE GET ALL OUR GREAT STUFF FROM EUROPE — INCLUDING WITCH HUNTING.” (EP. 446)STEVEN D. LEVITTJANUARY 7, 2021FREAKONOMICS
“I don’t have any hesitation for myself,” said Prahl, while acknowledging that if she were advising a patient, she would run through potential risks and benefits.
PREGNANT WOMEN AGONIZE OVER WHETHER TO GET CORONAVIRUS VACCINEFRANCES STEAD SELLERSJANUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
One potential issue is whether brands have any hesitation relying on contractors to represent them.
AS LOCAL MEDIA LOSE BUDGETS, FIELD DAY OFFERS ‘LAST MILE ACTIVATION’ FOR BRANDSGREG STERLINGDECEMBER 11, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Those who choose hesitation over action will be endangering our planet and their business.
NESTLÉ CEO: CLIMATE CHANGE LAGGARDS PUT THE PLANET—AND THEIR BUSINESSES—AT RISKMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
New competition has been entering the market at lower price points, but my hesitation there is always how well they’ll be supported in the years to come.
GIFT GUIDE: 7 GREAT GIFTS FOR ANYONE WORKING FROM HOMEBRIAN HEATERNOVEMBER 23, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Don’t get me wrong—we still deal with hesitation and push back.
MEET THE SISTERS SELF-FUNDING A SUSTAINABLE FOOTWEAR BRAND, CREATING SHOES THAT ‘CELEBRATE EVERY WOMAN’S STEP’RACHEL KINGNOVEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
Moments before, her opponent, Theresa Greenfield, responded to the moderator’s question without hesitation about the break-even price of corn by citing the current price of corn.
WHY THE PRICE OF SOY AND CORN ARE SO IMPORTANT TO IOWANSKAREN HOOCTOBER 17, 2020QUARTZ
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WORDS RELATED TO HESITATION

  • confusion dilemma
  • doubt
  • fluctuation
  • gingerliness
  • haze
  • hesitancy
  • hesitation
  • iffiness
  • inconclusiveness
  • indecision
  • irresoluteness
  • muddle
  • quandary
  • tentativeness
  • uncertainty
  • unsureness
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