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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 of hesitancy disinclination, hesitance, reluctance, reticence, unwillingnessWords Related to 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, uncertaintyNear Antonyms of hesitancy assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, suretyAntonyms of hesitancy 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 of hesitancy faltering, fence-sitting, hesitance, hesitation, indecision, irresolution, pause, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, vacillation, wavering, wobbling (also wabbling)Words Related to hesitancy 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 of hesitancy certainty, certitude, confidence, decisiveness, determination, firmness, resoluteness, resolution, sureness; alacrity, eagerness, readiness


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