Definition of hesitancy in English:

hesitancy

noun

  • The quality or state of being hesitant.

    • ‘And by and large, they want to have questions asked and they want to have some hesitancy about this initiative.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There is one man who will have no doubts or hesitancies.’
    • ‘She wavered between hesitancy and her natural propensity for fun.’
    • ‘The hesitancy and uncertainty that characterised the lead-up to this conflict has now been taken into the battlefield.’
    reluctance, unwillingness, disinclination, unease, uneasiness, ambivalence, demurral, compunction
    uncertainty, hesitation, hesitance, unsureness, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, irresolution, irresoluteness, indecision, indecisiveness, equivocation, vacillation, wavering, scepticism, nervousness, second thoughts
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Pronunciation

hesitancy

/ˈhezidənsē/