Noun hesitation has 3 senses
  1. hesitation, vacillation, wavering - indecision in speech or action
    --1 is a kind of indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution
    Derived form: verb hesitate1
  2. reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indisposition - a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "after some hesitation he agreed"
    --2 is a kind of unwillingness
    --2 has particulars: sloth, slothfulness
    Derived form: verb hesitate1
  3. hesitation, waver, falter, faltering - the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
    --3 is a kind of pause
    Derived form: verb hesitate2