[ hez-i-tuhn-see ]
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noun,plural hes·i·tan·cies
  1. hesitation; indecision or disinclination.

Origin of hesitancy

From the Latin word haesitantia, dating back to 1610–20. See hesitant, -ancy
  • Also hes·i·tance .

Other words from hesitancy

  • pre·hes·i·tan·cy, noun, plural pre·hes·i·tan·cies.

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How to use hesitancy in a sentence

  • Her hesitance now made him uneasy; he recognized the necessity of increasing her reliance upon him.

    No Clue | James Hay