hesitation vs reluctance what difference

what is difference between hesitation and reluctance

English

Alternative forms

  • hæsitation (chiefly archaic) [18th–19th C.]

Etymology

From Latin haesitātiōnem, accusative singular of haesitātiō (hesitating, stammering), from haesitō (hesitate).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /hɛzɪˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

hesitation (countable and uncountable, plural hesitations)

  1. An act of hesitating
  2. doubt; vacillation.
  3. A faltering in speech; stammering.

Synonyms

  • (act of hesitating): cunctation, hold-up; see also Thesaurus:delay
  • (doubt, vacillation): irresolution, wavering

Related terms

  • hesitate

Translations



English

Etymology

From reluct +‎ -ance

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈlʌktəns/
  • Hyphenation: re‧luc‧tance

Noun

reluctance (countable and uncountable, plural reluctances)

  1. Unwillingness to do something.
  2. Hesitancy in taking some action.
  3. (physics) That property of a magnetic circuit analogous to resistance in an electric circuit.

Derived terms

  • reluctance motor

Related terms

  • reluctant, adjective
  • reluctantly, adverb

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