1. The act of hesitating, or pausing to consider; slowness in deciding; vacillation; also, the manner of one who hesitates.
2. A stammering; a faltering in speech.
n 1: a feeling of diffidence about doing something [syn: hesitance]
2: a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit
himself"; "after some hesitation he agreed" [syn: reluctance,
hesitation, disinclination, indisposition]