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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Part of the reason for this hesitancy is their staff's lack of experience.
The simpler explanation for the hesitancy to invest in all countries is the pervasive weakness of overall economic growth.
We have no hesitancy letting them see a shot on set.
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