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hesitation

noun
     
hes‧i‧ta‧tion [uncountable and countable]
when someone hesitates:
After some hesitation one of them began to speak.
without hesitation
He agreed without hesitation.
have no hesitation in doing something
I would have no hesitation in recommending Philip for the position.
a slight/brief/momentary etc hesitation
There was a slight hesitation in Jamie's voice.

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