AskDefine | Define hesitancy

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hesitancy

Noun

1 a feeling of diffidence about doing something [syn: hesitance]
2 a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "after some hesitation he agreed" [syn: reluctance, hesitation, disinclination, indisposition]

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Etymology

Noun

  1. A pausing or halting before beginning a task, often as a result of some fear or uncertainty about the outcome.
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