Definition of "hesitancy" []

  • The state or quality of being hesitant. (noun)
  • An instance of hesitating. (noun)
  • Wavering, hesitating, or irresolute (adjective)

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Use "hesitancy" in a sentence
  • "This isn't to say that such hesitancy is entirely unmerited; just as there are Christians who seem to have the sole mission of converting others to their religion, there are many atheists who only engage with people of faith in hopes of convincing them to abandon their tenants."
  • "However, we expect a certain hesitancy of line in an early work."
  • "It is my belief that the formula proposed in the message I sent yesterday should be adopted without any hesitancy, that is, a heavily fortified defensive position using an amount of soldiers not to exceed the size of a brigade, which should be maintained at the eastern section of the river."