Part of speech:
To say hesitantly or timidly
To move back and forth or up and down; rise and fall; undulate, as waves
To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
(Intransitive) To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
To be irresolute in acting or doing
To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
Procrastinate is defined as to put something off to do at a later time.
(Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
Trifle is defined as to treat someone without respect, or to waste time playing or doing silly and frivolous things.
To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
The definition of dither is to be confused.
To move from side to side as a result of uneven rotation
Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
Easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
Inclined to waver; irresolute.
An instance of hesitating.
Reluctance or an inability to make up one's mind; irresolution.
Debate over an issue; vacillation.
Changing location by moving back and forth.
To settle conclusively all contention or uncertainty about:
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