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1 a lack of willingness or desire to do or accept something
  • sales figures for the month were up, as consumers began to overcome their hesitance about purchasing big-ticket items

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2 a state or an instance of temporary inaction because of uncertainty about the right course of action
  • 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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The first known use of hesitance was in 1601

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“Hesitance.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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