Definition of hesitation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌhezɪˈteɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhezɪˈteɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of being slow to speak or act because you feel uncertain or nervous She agreed without the slightest hesitation. He spoke fluently and without unnecessary hesitations.
  2. 2[uncountable] the fact of being worried about doing something, especially because you are not sure that it is right or appropriate I have no hesitation in recommending her for the job.