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ˈhɛz ɪ tən sihes·i·tan·cy

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  1. hesitancynoun

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    disbelief, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitation, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, question, scruple, skepticism, suspense, suspicion, unbelief, uncertainty

    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. hesitance, hesitancynoun

    a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something

    hesitation, hesitance, disinclination, indisposition, reluctance

  2. reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indispositionnoun

    a certain degree of unwillingness

    "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"

    disinclination, hesitance, hesitation, reluctance, falter, wavering, indisposition, faltering, vacillation, waver

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  1. hesitancynoun

    uncertainty, doubt, suspense, hesitation

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  1. hesitancynoun

    indecision, vacillation, uncertainty, irresolution, wavering

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  1. List of paraphrases for "hesitancy":

    hesitation, reluctance, indecision, indecisiveness, vacillation

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  1. Michelle Simmons:

    I don't want to downplay just how serious of a situation we all find ourselves in, i understand the hesitancy and the reluctance of folks who do this work. But I will say that we felt in Charleston County that Charleston County was just that important for us to position ourselves from our operations and facilities and academics to be prepared, to serve families. And so that's what we did.

  2. The Duke:

    At the same time, families around the world are being overwhelmed by mass-scale misinformation across news media and social media, where those who peddle in lies and fear are creating vaccine hesitancy, which in turn is dividing communities and eroding trust.

  3. Josh Blackman:

    On the whole there is a lot in Judge Kavanaugh's record to admire. This opinion, however may be an outlier because Judge Kavanaugh showed too much of a hesitancy to critically interpret the law Congress actually wrote.

  4. Moncef Slaoui:

    It is however critical that most of the American people decide and accept to take the vaccine, we are very concerned by the hesitancy that we see.

  5. Morgan Kahmann:

    Facebook uses classifiers in their algorithms to determine certain content… they call it ‘vaccine hesitancy.' And without the user's knowledge, they assign a score to these comments that's called the ‘VH Score,' the ‘Vaccine Hesitancy Score,’ and then based on that score will demote or leave the comment alone depending on the content within the comment.

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