Hesitated
Hesitate Hes"i*tate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hesitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hesitating}.] [L. haesitatus, p. p. of haesitare, intens. fr. haerere to hesitate, stick fast; to hang or hold fast. Cf. {Aghast}, {Gaze}, {Adhere}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination; as, he hesitated whether to accept the offer or not; men often hesitate in forming a judgment. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To stammer; to falter in speaking.

Syn: To doubt; waver; scruple; deliberate; demur; falter; stammer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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