Hesitance



[hez-i-tuh n-see] /ˈhɛz ɪ tən si/

noun, plural hesitancies.
1.
; indecision or disinclination.
n.

c.1600, from Latin haesitantia (see hesitancy).
n.

1610s, from Latin haesitantia “action of stammering,” from haesitantem (nominative haesitans) “stammering,” present participle of haesitare (see hesitation).

hesitancy hes·i·tan·cy (hěz’ĭ-tən-sē)
n.
An involuntary delay or inability in starting the urinary stream.

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    [hez-i-tuh n-see] /ˈhɛz ɪ tən si/ noun, plural hesitancies. 1. ; indecision or disinclination. n. 1610s, from Latin haesitantia “action of stammering,” from haesitantem (nominative haesitans) “stammering,” present participle of haesitare (see hesitation). hesitancy hes·i·tan·cy (hěz’ĭ-tən-sē) n. An involuntary delay or inability in starting the urinary stream.

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    [hez-i-tuh nt] /ˈhɛz ɪ tənt/ adjective 1. ; undecided, doubtful, or disinclined. 2. lacking readiness of speech. /ˈhɛzɪtənt/ adjective 1. wavering, hesitating, or irresolute adj. 1640s, probably a back-formation from hesitancy, or else from Latin haesitantem. Related: Hesitantly.

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