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hesitancy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hesitancy

  1. 1 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> Synonyms disinclination, hesitance, reluctance, reticence, unwillingnessRelated Words 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, uncertaintyNear Antonyms assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, suretyAntonyms inclination, willingness

  2. 2 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> Synonyms faltering, fence-sitting, hesitance, hesitation, indecision, irresolution, pause, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, vacillation, wavering, wobbling (also wabbling)Related Words delay, hawing, procrastination, waiting; arrière-pensée, misgiving, second thought; consideration, debate, deliberation, doubt, incertitude, indecisiveness, indetermination, uncertainness, uncertainty; avoidance, equivocation; aversion, disinclination, indisposition, reluctance, unwillingness; faintheartedness, shyness, timidity, timidnessNear Antonyms certainty, certitude, confidence, decisiveness, determination, firmness, resoluteness, resolution, sureness; alacrity, eagerness, readiness


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