hesitancy

[hez-i-tuhn-see]
noun, plural hesitancies.
hesitation; indecision or disinclination.
Also, hesitance.


Origin:
1610–20; < Latin haesitantia. See hesitant, -ancy

prehesitancy, noun, plural prehesitancies.
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hesitant (ˈhɛzɪtənt)
 
adj
wavering, hesitating, or irresolute
 
'hesitance
 
n
 
'hesitancy
 
n
 
'hesitantly
 
adv

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hesitancy hes·i·tan·cy (hěz'ĭ-tən-sē)
n.
An involuntary delay or inability in starting the urinary stream.

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Example sentences
The former supervisors hesitance might have nothing to do with your candidate.
We have broken the wall of fear and have dispersed the clouds of hesitance.
It appears there is some hesitance by clubs to sign him.
It is critical to address this hesitance about seeking help.
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