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Webster 1913 Edition


Hesitation

Hesˊi-ta′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
haesitatio
: cf. F.
hésitation
.]
1.
The act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation.
2.
A faltering in speech; stammering.
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Webster 1828 Edition


Hesitation

HESITA'TION

,
Noun.
A pausing or delay in forming an opinion or commencing action; doubt;suspension of opinion or decision, from uncertainty what is proper to be decided. When evidence is clear, we may decide without hesitation.
1.
A stopping in speech; intermission between words; stammering.

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hesitation

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Noun

hesitation (plural hesitations)

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

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