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hesitancy

hes·i·tan·cy

hesitancy

pronunciation:
he zih tn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: hesitancies
definition: doubt, uncertainty, or indecision.
antonyms:
aplomb
similar words:
uncertainty
derivation: hesitance (n.)
Word Parts
The word hesitancy contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.