Synonyms of hesitancy in English:

hesitancy


See definition of hesitancy

noun

1‘they gave the impression of hesitancy and doubt’

SYNONYMS

uncertainty, hesitation, hesitance, unsureness, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, irresolution, irresoluteness, indecision, indecisiveness, equivocation, vacillation, wavering, scepticism, nervousness, second thoughts

dithering, stalling, shilly-shallying, temporizing, temporization, pausing, delay, hanging back, waiting

British havering, humming and hawing

Scottish swithering

informal dilly-dallying, blowing hot and cold

rare dubiety, incertitude, cunctation

ANTONYMS

certainty, resolution

2‘there was a little hesitancy in her voice’

SYNONYMS

reluctance, unwillingness, disinclination, unease, uneasiness, ambivalence, demurral, compunction

misgivings, qualms, scruples, reservations

ANTONYMS

willingness