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hesitate

Synonyms of hesitate in English:

verb

  • 1 she hesitated, unsure of what to say
    pause, delay, wait, shilly-shally, dither, stall, temporize;
    be of two minds, be uncertain, be unsure, be doubtful, be indecisive, hedge, equivocate, fluctuate, vacillate, waver, waffle, have second thoughts, think twice
    informal dilly-dally, blow hot and cold, get cold feet, hem and haw
  • 2 don't hesitate to contact me
    be reluctant, be unwilling, be disinclined, scruple;
    have misgivings about, have qualms about, shrink from, demur from, think twice about, balk at
    informal miss a beat
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