English noun: hesitation
|1.||hesitation (cognition) indecision in speech or action|
|Broader (hypernym)||indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution|
|2.||hesitation (attribute) a certain degree of unwillingness|
|Samples||A reluctance to commit himself.|
His hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition.
After some hesitation he agreed.
|Synonyms||disinclination, hesitancy, indisposition, reluctance|
|Broader (hypernym)||involuntariness, unwillingness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||sloth, slothfulness|
|3.||hesitation (act) the act of pausing uncertainly|
|Samples||There was a hesitation in his speech.|
|Synonyms||falter, faltering, waver|