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tamerau
godan verb, intransitive verb

Alternate Written Forms:

[ためら(躊躇)·]
tamerau

English Meaning(s) for ためらう

godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to hesitate

Definition and Synonyms for ためらう

Hesitancy a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something
Synonyms: ためらう, 二の足, 躊躇, 躊躇い
Hesitate pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
Synonyms: うじうじ, ぐじぐじ, ためらう, 尻込み, 思い惑う, 思い迷う, 渋る, 躊躇, 迷う, 逡巡, 遅疑
Vibrate be undecided about something
Synonyms: ぐらつく, ためらう, ふらつく, 右顧左眄, 因循, 惑う, 迷う
Hesitation the act of pausing uncertainly
Synonyms: ためらう
Irresolution doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
Synonyms: ためらう, 不断, 不決断, 優柔, 優柔不断, 因循, 生煮え, 躊躇, 逡巡, 遅疑逡巡
Hesitation indecision in speech or action
Synonyms: ためらう, 二の足, 躊躇, 躊躇い, 迷い, 迷う
Vibrate waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
Synonyms: ぐらつく, ためらう, ふらつく, 右顧左眄, 因循, 惑う, 迷う

Categories ためらう is a member of

Pause temporary inactivity
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Hesitate pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
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Doubt the state of being unsure of something
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Irresolution doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
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Diffidence lack of self-confidence
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Stroke Order Diagrams for ためらう

Conjugations for ためらう

masu stem Form
tamerai
Negative stem Form
tamerawa
te-form
tameratte
Negative te-form Form
tamerawanakute
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerau
Present Indicative Negative Form
tamerawanai
Past Indicative Form
tameratta
Past Indicative Negative Form
tamerawanakatta
Presumptive Form
tameraou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
tameraimasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
tameraimasen
Past Indicative Form
tameraimashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
tameraimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
tameraimashou
Tai Form
Present Indicative Form
tameraitai
Present Indicative Negative Form
tameraitakunai
Past Indicative Form
tameraitakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
tameraitakunakatta
te-form
tameraitakute
Negative te-form Form
tameraitakunakute
Adverbial Form
tameraitaku
Imperative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerae
Imperative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerainasai
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
tameraeba
Present Indicative Negative Form
tamerawanakereba
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerattara
Alternative Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerattari
Potential Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
tameraeru
Present Indicative Negative Form
tameraenai
Past Indicative Form
tameraeta
Past Indicative Negative Form
tameraenakatta
te-form
tameraete
Negative te-form Form
tameraenakute
Potential Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
tameraemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
tameraemasen
Past Indicative Form
tameraemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
tameraemasendeshita
Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerawareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
tamerawarenai
Past Indicative Form
tamerawareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
tamerawarenakatta
te-form
tamerawarete
Negative te-form Form
tamerawarenakute
Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerawaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
tamerawaremasen
Past Indicative Form
tamerawaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
tamerawaremasendeshita
Causative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerawaseru
Present Indicative Negative Form
tamerawasenai
Past Indicative Form
tamerawaseta
Past Indicative Negative Form
tamerawasenakatta
te-form
tamerawasete
Negative te-form Form
tamerawasenakute
Causative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerawasemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
tamerawasemasen
Past Indicative Form
tamerawasemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
tamerawasemasendeshita
Causative Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerawasareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
tamerawasarenai
Past Indicative Form
tamerawasareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
tamerawasarenakatta
te-form
tamerawasarete
Negative te-form Form
tamerawasarenakute
Causative Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
tamerawasaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
tamerawasaremasen
Past Indicative Form
tamerawasaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
tamerawasaremasendeshita

Sample Sentences for ためらう

Without the slightest hesitation, he sold his own car.
He who hesitates is lost.
He didn't hesitate to tell his wife the truth.
Without hesitating, the dean selects infinite wisdom.
The Congressman broke the news of conspiracy and made no bones about taking drastic action against it.

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