what is difference between hesitation and vacillation
- hæsitation (chiefly archaic) [18th–19th C.]
From Latin haesitātiōnem, accusative singular of haesitātiō (“hesitating, stammering”), from haesitō (“hesitate”).
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /hɛzɪˈteɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
hesitation (countable and uncountable, plural hesitations)
- An act of hesitating
- doubt; vacillation.
- A faltering in speech; stammering.
- (act of hesitating): cunctation, hold-up; see also Thesaurus:delay
- (doubt, vacillation): irresolution, wavering
From Latin vacillatio “swaying”.
- Compare oscillation
- IPA(key): /væsɪˈleɪʃən/
vacillation (countable and uncountable, plural vacillations)
- Indecision in speech or action.
- Changing location by moving back and forth.
- (indecision): hesitation, wavering
- (motion): swing, swinging
vacillation f (plural vacillations)