A speech disorder characterized by spasmodic repetition of the initial consonant or syllable of words and frequent pauses or prolongation of sounds.
To behave in an evasive or indecisive manner, usually in delay:
To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
(Figuratively) To take opposite positions alternately; to assert and deny.
To use equivocal terms in order to deceive, mislead, hedge, etc.; be deliberately ambiguous
To use euphemisms.
Find another word for hem-and-haw. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hem-and-haw, like: stutter, hesitate in speech, prevaricate, falter, hesitate, pause, stammer, back-and-fill, beat-around-the-bush, beg-the-question and dance around.