Definition of Hesitancy

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

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



2. Noun. A certain degree of unwillingness. "After some hesitation he agreed"

Definition of Hesitancy

1. n. The act of hesitating, or pausing to consider; slowness in deciding; vacillation; also, the manner of one who hesitates.

Definition of Hesitancy

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hesitancy

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Medical Definition of Hesitancy

1. An involuntary delay or inability in starting the urinary stream. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Hesitancy

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1. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"... and a sense of their spiritual flatness: great respect for them, and a hesitancy to determine whether they are now at their full growth, or that there ..."

2. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"hesitancy, л. «. \ Fr. hésiter; LaU HESITATION, я. i. ... Some of them reasoned without doubt or hesitancy, And lived and died in such a manner as to «how ..."

3. China at the Conference: A Report by Westel Woodbury Willoughby (1922)
"... Japan's hesitancy. That the Japanese Government was not willing to give immediate and unreserved approval to the American project appeared when a ..."

4. Biographical Sketch of Linton Stephens, (late Associate Justice of the by James D. Waddell (1877)
"Hardly any one of his acquaintance, needing the benefaction, felt delicacy or showed hesitancy in ..."

5. The Evanston Colloquium: Lectures on Mathematics Delivered from Aug. 28 to by Felix Klein, Alexander Ziwet (1893)
"But I maintain that in ordinary life we actually operate with such inexact definitions, fhus we speak without hesitancy of the direction and curvature of a ..."

6. The Draft Riots in New York, July, 1863: The Metropolitan Police, Their by David M. Barnes (1863)
"... and there was no instance of hesitancy or want of nerve among them. Third Precinct. The force of the Third Precinct, No. 160 Chambers Street, Capt. ..."

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