Definition of Hesitance

1. Noun. A feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something.

Exact synonyms: Hesitancy
Generic synonyms: Diffidence, Self-distrust, Self-doubt
Derivative terms: Hesitant, Hesitant



Definition of Hesitance

1. Noun. The act or state of hesitating. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hesitance

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hesitance

hertzes
hertzian
hertzian experiments
hery
herycano
herye
heryed
heryes
herying
herz hormone
herzenbergite
herzstoss
hes
hesher
heshers
hesitance (current term)
hesitances
hesitancies
hesitancy
hesitant
hesitantly
hesitate
hesitated
hesitater
hesitaters
hesitates
hesitating
hesitatingly
hesitation
hesitation wound

Literary usage of Hesitance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"A Roman noble of the age of Horace, with his vast estates, his nominal adherence to Augustan morality, and his playful hesitance between rival philosophies, ..."

2. Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1910)
"He is a nervous, excitable being, and talks with head, shoulders, arms, and hands, while his hesitance makes it the harder. Of his theology I will say more ..."

3. Poems by Robert Underwood Johnson (1902)
"There's something troubles you, my sweet-of-hearts, A hesitance in that caressing word; Nothing unhappy—a presentiment Such as from far might thrill the ..."

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