Definition of hesitancy in English:

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hesitancy

Pronunciation: /ˈhɛzɪt(ə)nsi/

noun

[mass noun]
The quality or state of being hesitant: Jackson took advantage of some hesitancy in the defence to rifle in a shot
More example sentences
  • With equal frequency he swept the ball off the sod without a second's hesitancy, and all told his was a performance fit to grace any final.
  • The hesitancy and uncertainty that characterised the lead-up to this conflict has now been taken into the battlefield.
  • There is one man who will have no doubts or hesitancies.
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Derivatives

hesitance

Pronunciation: /ˈhɛzɪt(ə)ns/
noun
Example sentences
  • We must overcome our hesitance, doubt, fear, anxiety, grief, torment, suffering… if we can do all of these things, we can do anything.
  • Instantly he saw me, but in place of the smile he would have given me only two days ago, there was a look of uncertainty and hesitance.
  • Faerwald thought about the girl's hesitance for a second before replying.

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