Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 1 (Q.No.15)

In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.



[A]. Stopped
[B]. Paused
[C]. Slowed
[D]. Postponed

Answer: Option B


No answer description available for this question.

Sherin Noor said: (Dec 3, 2010)  
Verb: hesitate

1.Pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
2.Interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

Vipul Raut said: (Dec 29, 2010)  
Hesitate means;-.

1 to reluctunt:- avoid to do work.

2 to scruple.

3 to delay an account of doubt.

4 to pause.

Sarave said: (Jan 19, 2011)  
Pause in indecision before saying or doing something.

Udaykiran said: (Feb 6, 2011)  
Def;to falter in speech; stammer: Embarrassment caused the speaker to hesitate.


1. Waver, vacillate, falter. 3. Demur, delay.


1. Decide. 3. Hasten.

Raghu said: (May 14, 2011)  
What is difference from stop and pause?

Sheema Sadia said: (Jun 1, 2011)  
Sadia stop-complete end to something,
pause-a break short or long! got it Mr.Raghu

Mithu said: (Aug 18, 2011)  
What are the differences among postponed, paused, stopped?

Pari said: (Aug 27, 2011)  
Postponed - arrange to take place at a later time.

Paused - a break in speaking are reading.

Stopped - the condition of being blocked.

Shrabana said: (Nov 19, 2011)  
Delay due to take the better decision and do the work properly and confidently.

Maggie said: (Jan 17, 2012)  
Hesitated means just paused for a momemt and continued the work.

Irabor Kelly Itua said: (Apr 21, 2014)  
I do not agree with your answer. No option best gives the correct synonym. Because slowed could be correct if you look at it in the context of being reluctant to do sth. Likewise stop and pause if viewed in a different context.

Smart Sri said: (Aug 19, 2014)  
Hesitate - paused because he/she is unsure of what to say or do.

Tabrez Js said: (Nov 28, 2014)  
Pause in indecision before saying or doing something:

She hesitated, unsure of what to say.
One hesitates over publicizing these things.

Uday said: (Feb 9, 2016)  
I refer synonyms for hesitated as slow also. Can anyone clarify?

Kiran said: (Dec 12, 2016)  
I agree with you @Uday.

Rahul said: (Jun 18, 2021)  
Wonderful explanation, Thanks @Shemma Sadia.

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