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hesitancy

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noun hes·i·tan·cy \-tən(t)-sē\

Definition of hesitancy

plural

hesitancies

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

  2. 2 :  hesitation 1



Examples of hesitancy in a sentence

  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>



1617

First Known Use of hesitancy

1617


HESITANCY Defined for Kids

hesitancy

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noun hes·i·tan·cy \ˈhe-zə-tən-sē\

Definition of hesitancy for Students

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





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