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hesitancy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hesitancy  \Hes"i*tan*cy\,  n.  [L.  haesitantia  a  stammering.] 
  1.  The  act  of  hesitating,  or  pausing  to  consider;  slowness  in 
  deciding;  vacillation;  also  the  manner  of  one  who 
  hesitates. 
 
  2.  A  stammering;  a  faltering  in  speech. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hesitancy 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  diffidence  about  doing  something  [syn:  {hesitance}] 
  2:  a  certain  degree  of  unwillingness;  "a  reluctance  to  commit 
  himself";  "after  some  hesitation  he  agreed"  [syn:  {reluctance}, 
  {hesitation},  {disinclination},  {indisposition}] 




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