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Definition of Hesitation

Hesitation

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

Hesitation Quotations

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
John Ruskin

Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation.
Enzo Ferrari

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.
Richard V. Allen

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
Ernest Hemingway

Just as the humble, unassuming, assenting 'O.K.' has deposed the more affirmative 'Yes,' so the little cringe and hesitation and approximation of 'like' are a help to young people who are struggling to negotiate the shoals and rapids of ethnic identity, the street, and general correctness.
Christopher Hitchens
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Hesitation Translations

hesitation in Dutch is geweifel, aarzeling, hapering
hesitation in Italian is ritardo, interruzione
hesitation in Latin is dubium
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