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hesitancy

noun hes·i·tan·cy \-tən(t)-sē\
plural hes·i·tan·cies

Definition of HESITANCY

1
:  the quality or state of being hesitant: as
a :  indecision
b :  reluctance <took that drastic step only with the greatest hesitancy>
2
:  hesitation 1

Examples of HESITANCY

  1. <his appointment to the superintendency was confirmed by the school board without the least hesitancy>
  2. <his hesitancy in pulling over into the next lane while he had a chance resulted in him missing his exit>

First Known Use of HESITANCY

1617
HESITANCY Defined for Kids

hesitancy

noun hes·i·tan·cy \ˈhe-zə-tən-sē\

Definition of HESITANCY for Kids

:  the quality or state of being unwilling to do something because of doubt or nervousness

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