hesitance


noun, plural hes·i·tan·cies

  1. hesitation; indecision or disinclination.
n.

c.1600, from Latin haesitantia (see hesitancy).

n.

1610s, from Latin haesitantia “action of stammering,” from haesitantem (nominative haesitans) “stammering,” present participle of haesitare (see hesitation).

n.

  1. An involuntary delay or inability in starting the urinary stream.

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