what is difference between hesitancy and hesitation
- hæsitancy (archaic)
hesitant + -cy
hesitancy (countable and uncountable, plural hesitancies)
- A pausing or halting before beginning a task, often as a result of some fear or uncertainty about the outcome.
- vaccine hesitancy.
- hæsitation (chiefly archaic) [18th–19th C.]
From Latin haesitātiōnem, accusative singular of haesitātiō (“hesitating, stammering”), from haesitō (“hesitate”).
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /hɛzɪˈteɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
hesitation (countable and uncountable, plural hesitations)
- An act of hesitating
- doubt; vacillation.
- A faltering in speech; stammering.
- (act of hesitating): cunctation, hold-up; see also Thesaurus:delay
- (doubt, vacillation): irresolution, wavering