Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of haesitare 'to stick firmly, hesitate', from haerere 'to stick'


1 [intransitive] to pause before saying or doing something because you are nervous or not sure:
Kay hesitated for a moment and then said 'yes'.
hesitate about/over
He was still hesitating over whether to leave or not.

don't hesitate to do something

used to tell someone that it is correct or right for them to do something and they do not have to worry about offending anyone:
Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any more information.
hesitatingly adverb

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