Synonyms of hesitate in English:



  • 1 she hesitated, unsure of what to say
    pause, delay, hang back, wait, shilly-shally, dither, stall, temporize, be in two minds, be in a quandary, be in a dilemma, be on the horns of a dilemma; be uncertain, be hesitant, be unsure, be doubtful, be indecisive, equivocate, vacillate, oscillate, waver, have second thoughts; Britishhaver, hum and haw; Scottishswither
    [Antonyms] be resolute be certain
  • 2 please do not hesitate to contact me
    be reluctant, be unwilling, be disinclined, scruple; have misgivings about, have qualms about, be ambivalent about, feel uneasy about, shrink from, demur from, hang back from, think twice about, be diffident about, baulk at, boggle at
    [Antonyms] be willing
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