Synonyms for Hesitating:


changing (adjective)
doubtful (adjective)
uncertain, irresolute, skeptical, unsure.
slow (adjective)
wavering, Delaying, dawdling.
uncertain (adjective)


doubtful (noun)
uncertain, doubtful, skeptical, unsure.
hesitating (noun)
indecisive, irresolute, hesitant.


hesitating (verb)
waiting, balking, Recoiling, Pausing, Delaying, halting, shrinking, faltering.
procrastinating (verb)
Dallying, dawdling, dilly-dallying, Procrastinating, Filibustering, stalling, vacillating, lingering.
slow (verb)
slow, wavering.

Other synonyms:

doubtful. Other relevant words:
skeptical, doubtful, wavering, unsure, uncertain, indecisive, irresolute, hesitant.

Usage examples for hesitating

  1. There was an unmistakable sneer on Mr. Gleason's face, though the reply was vague and hesitating – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  2. He told me that he had once been engaged to Miss Loach, and-" " Well, go on," said Miles, seeing Cuthbert hesitating – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  3. Without hesitating Madge did as directed. – Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid by Amy D. V. Chalmers