Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of being hesitant.
  • n. An instance of hesitating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pausing or halting before beginning a task, often as a result of some fear or uncertainty about the outcome.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of hesitating, or pausing to consider; slowness in deciding; vacillation; also, the manner of one who hesitates.
  • n. A stammering; a faltering in speech.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of hesitating; indecision; vacillation.
  • n. Synonyms See hesitation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something
  • n. a certain degree of unwillingness

Etymologies

hesitant +‎ -cy (Wiktionary)

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