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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;
    British  haver, hum and haw;
    Scottish  swither
    [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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