Synonyms of hesitate in English:

hesitate


See definition of hesitate

verb

1‘she hesitated, unsure of what to say’

SYNONYMS

pause, delay, hang back, wait, shilly-shally, dither, stall, temporize, be in two minds, be in a quandary, be in a dilemma, be on the horns of a dilemma

be uncertain, be hesitant, be unsure, be doubtful, be indecisive, equivocate, vacillate, oscillate, waver, have second thoughts

British haver, hum and haw

Scottish swither

informal dilly-dally, blow hot and cold

ANTONYMS

be resolute, be certain

2‘please do not hesitate to contact me’

SYNONYMS

be reluctant, be unwilling, be disinclined, scruple

have misgivings about, have qualms about, be ambivalent about, feel uneasy about, shrink from, demur from, hang back from, think twice about, be diffident about, baulk at, boggle at

ANTONYMS

be willing