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躊躇われた

zuotengdazuo

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なんだか腑に落ちないものを感じるが、それで話の腰を折るのも躊躇われた

Hi. Why isn’t 躊躇った used here? What is the difference between 躊躇った and 躊躇われた?
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Toritoribe

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This ためらわれる would be 自発 "spontaneous", like 思われる vs. 思う. It has a nuance of less-volitional than ためらう.
 
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