hesitance

noun hes·i·tance \ ˈhe-zə-tən(t)s \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of hesitance

Examples of hesitance in a Sentence

  1. sales figures for the month were up, as consumers began to overcome their hesitance about purchasing big-ticket items

  2. she mistook my hesitance to mean I didn't like her poem, but I was trying to come up with appropriate words of praise

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