hesitancy

[ hez-i-tuhn-see ]
/ ˈhɛz ɪ tən si /

noun, plural hes·i·tan·cies

hesitation; indecision or disinclination.

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Also hes·i·tance .

Origin of hesitancy

From the Latin word haesitantia, dating back to 1610–20. See hesitant, -ancy

OTHER WORDS FROM hesitancy

pre·hes·i·tan·cy, noun, plural pre·hes·i·tan·cies.
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Medical definitions for hesitancy

hesitancy
[ hĕzĭ-tən-sē ]

n.

An involuntary delay or inability in starting the urinary stream.
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