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What is another word for hesitating?

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Hesitant, or having doubts
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“She gave a hesitating answer, and then indicated that she was uncertain as to whether or not she wanted to be a member of the union.”
Not clearly expressed or pronounced
Present participle for to pause in indecision before doing something
“My Aunt Marta looked me up and down, as if seeing me for the first time, and appeared to hesitate before deciding to make her offer.”
Present participle for to speak hesitatingly or with indecision
“Although Amy continued to hesitate with her words while speaking, she seemed to be speaking out more often.”
Present participle for to be reluctant to do something
“Doctors often hesitate to recommend surgery for children.”
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