Synonyms and Antonyms of hesitancy
a lack of willingness or desire to do or accept something
- His appointment to the superintendency was confirmed by the school board without the least hesitancy.
faltering, fence-sitting, hesitation, indecision, irresolution, shilly-shallying, staggering, vacillation, wavering, wobbling (also wabbling)
distrust, distrustfulness, doubt, incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty
a state or an instance of temporary inaction because of uncertainty about the right course of action
- His hesitancy in pulling over into the next lane while he had a chance resulted in him missing his exit.
faltering, fence-sitting, hesitance, hesitation, indecision, irresolution, pause, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, vacillation, wavering, wobbling (also wabbling)
delay, hawing, procrastination, waiting
misgiving, second thought
consideration, debate, deliberation, doubt, incertitude, indecisiveness, indetermination, uncertainness, uncertainty
aversion, disinclination, indisposition, reluctance, unwillingness
faintheartedness, shyness, timidity, timidness
certainty, certitude, confidence, decisiveness, determination, firmness, resoluteness, resolution, sureness
alacrity, eagerness, readiness