hesitation noun

ADJ. brief, fractional, momentary, slight There was a momentary hesitation before he replied. | initial After some initial hesitation, teachers seem to have accepted the new system.

PREP. after … ~ After much hesitation, they decided to leave. | without ~ She answered immediately, without any hesitation.

PHRASES have no hesitation in doing sth I have no hesitation in recommending him for the job. | a moment's hesitation, a moment of hesitation After a moment's hesitation, he nodded.