1. The act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation.
2. A faltering in speech; stammering.
n 1: indecision in speech or action [syn: vacillation, wavering]
2: a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit
himself"; "after some hesitation he agreed" [syn: reluctance,
hesitancy, disinclination, indisposition]
3: the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in
his speech" [syn: waver, falter, faltering]