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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hes·i·tate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hesitated p. pr. & vb. n. Hesitating.]
 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.
 2. To stammer; to falter in speaking.
 Syn: -- To doubt; waver; scruple; deliberate; demur; falter; stammer.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide
            quickly or firmly; "stood irresolute waiting for some
            inspiration" [syn: hesitant, irresolute]