from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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hesitant +‎ -cy



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