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Definition of Hesitation


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

Hesitation Quotations

Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.
Thomas Aquinas

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

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.
Bertrand Russell

People speak of the fear of the blank canvas as though it is a temporary hesitation, a trembling moment of self-doubt. For me it was more like being abducted from my bed by a clown, thrust into a circus arena with a wicker chair, and told to tame a pissed-off lion in front of an expectant crowd.
Hannah Kent
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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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