Hesitancy



[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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