verb (used without object), hes·i·tat·ed, hes·i·tat·ing.
- hesitation waltz,
Origin of hesitate
Examples from the Web for hesitate
He does not hesitate to hide some Marxist books from her library because she fears that the military could use them against her.
When the group enters Terminus, Rick does not hesitate to fight.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It also means that workers in the United States, like those in Spain, may hesitate to work around such patients.
I hesitate to speculate on exactly where the problem is, though after spending some time with the paper I have my suspicions.
Because of disability trolling, some people may hesitate to disclose their differences right away.
She appeared to hesitate over her answer, and he could feel her tumultuous breathing.Bob Hampton of Placer|Randall Parrish
He did not hesitate to make a friend of this little creature as soon as he had grown a little older.The Possessed|Fyodor Dostoevsky
So, go in peace; and if any trouble should overtake you, do not hesitate to consult the Abbé Plomb.The Cathedral|Joris-Karl Huysmans
It looked absorbed and anxious, nor did she mince matters nor hesitate in confiding them.Selina|George Madden Martin
They hesitate and glance at each other, smiling diffidently.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Word Origin for hesitate
1620s, from Latin haesitatum, past participle of haesitare (see hesitation). Related: Hesitated; hesitating.