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Synonyms for hesitate

be reluctant

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Synonyms for hesitate

to be irresolute in acting or doing

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pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

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When you hesitate, like this CEO was, then you allow underperformance to score.
If I was in a room with Michelle Obama, and I thought she was right for a part, I wouldn't hesitate to ask her," the Daily Mail quoted Allen as telling in an interview with the British chat show Daybreak.
Mrs Chandler went on: "We are also feeling very much under threat now that these people themselves won't hesitate to take our lives.
2 : to be unwilling to do something because of doubt or nervousness <Don't hesitate to ask for help.
Summary: Iran has demanded a "resolute and clear response" from the United Nations to the "dangerous threats" against it by Israel, and said Tehran would not hesitate to respond to any attack.
I dreaded reaching the words that I had a problem with and, of course, tended to hesitate, anticipating the descent of the ruler.
Physicists and astronomers rarely hesitate to admit that there's a lot we don't know about the origin of the universe.
IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said he would not hesitate to exclude or eject airlines from the association if they are not IOSA certified by Dec.
When he asked me to help with that first trip to Arlington, I didn't hesitate to say yes.
We were so pleased with the work the firm did for our last showroom and office suite, we didn't hesitate to hire them again.
Now, she says, "I won't ever, ever hesitate to pull a gun and shoot somebody if they come at me.
Very highly entertaining listening and a strongly recommended addition to personal and community library audiobook collections, "The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz" is the story of a clever and rather roguish young Jewish man who manages to leave Montreal's Jewish ghetto and in his pursuit of money and reputation doesn't hesitate to lie, cheat, and hurt everyone who loves him.
But he did not hesitate to lie to Powhatan or take advantage of Pocahontas's friendship.
In the first paragraph of his Editor's Note, Matthew Rothschild didn't hesitate to mention that he is an atheist ("Thank You Notes," Note, January issue).
But the Disability Rights Commission says the disabled must be given leeway or it won't hesitate to act.