Another word for pause
intermission, suspension, discontinuance, breathing space, breather*, hitch, hesitancy, interlude, hiatus, abeyance, interim, lapse, cessation, stopover, interval, rest period, gap, stoppage; see also recess 1.
make one stop and think, cause doubt, create suspicion, create uncertainty; see confuse.
Another word for pauseverb
To stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave:abide, bide, linger, stay1, tarry, wait. See continue
To be irresolute in acting or doing:dither, falter, halt2, hesitate, shilly-shally, stagger, vacillate, waver, wobble. See decide
A cessation of continuity or regularity:break, discontinuance, discontinuation, discontinuity, disruption, interruption, suspension. See continue
The act of hesitating or state of being hesitant:hesitancy, hesitation, indecision, indecisiveness, irresoluteness, irresolution, shilly-shally, tentativeness, timidity, timidness, to-and-fro, vacillation. See decide