noun, plural hes·i·tan·cies
- hesitation waltz
Origin of hesitancy
Examples from the Web for hesitancy
I asked Ferris if there was a bias or a hesitancy to recruit Native American kids.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rattner apologized for his hesitancy and “closed [his] eyes and jumped.”
This was partly, it seems, due to his own desire to finish school and his hesitancy to move out to Palo Alto.
There was no time now for hesitancy; here was my cue, and I must plunge ahead, accepting the chances.My Lady of the North|Randall Parrish
This hesitancy was a glaring testimony to the loose thinking and careless literary habits of those days.
A day of inaction, an hour of hesitancy, might have been fatal.
There was a pathetic hesitancy in her manner, the hesitancy of a weak woman who adheres to a purpose only by supreme effort.Dope|Sax Rohmer
In spite of her smiling face, there was a slight doubt and hesitancy in her manner.Jane Field|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
1610s, from Latin haesitantia "action of stammering," from haesitantem (nominative haesitans) "stammering," present participle of haesitare (see hesitation).