To hesitate or recoil (at)
(Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
Hesitate is defined as to pause before deciding, acting or speaking.
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
Find another word for temporizing. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for temporizing, like: balking, stalling, hedging, hesitating and delaying.