Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / hesitance
FEEDBACK

hesitance

See definition of hesitance on Dictionary.com
  • as indisinclination
  • as inunwillingness

synonyms for hesitance

  • alienation
  • antipathy
  • aversion
  • demur
  • disfavor
  • dislike
  • displeasure
  • dissatisfaction
  • distaste
  • hatred
  • indisposition
  • objection
  • opposition
  • reluctance
  • repugnance
  • resistance
  • unwillingness
  • disliking
  • disrelish
  • lack of desire
  • lack of enthusiasm
  • loathness
  • aversion
  • diffidence
  • dissatisfaction
  • distaste
  • objection
  • opposition
  • reluctance
  • resistance
  • reticence
  • demurral
  • demurring
  • disinclination
  • trepidation
  • averseness
  • disliking
  • disrelish
  • lack of desire
  • lack of enthusiasm
  • loathness
  • refusal
  • slowness
  • stubbornness

antonyms for hesitance

MOST RELEVANT
  • approval
  • happiness
  • liking
  • love
  • loving
  • pleasure
  • satisfaction
  • sympathy
  • bent
  • desire
  • enthusiasm
  • incentive
  • inclination
  • leaning
  • willingness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
QUIZ
Quench Your Curiosity With These Words From Wonder
START THE QUIZ

How to use hesitance in a sentence

The hesitance over the "von" did not strike his usually keen ear.
THE PRINCESS ELOPESHAROLD MACGRATH
A momentary hesitance followed, then horror gave way to furious rage, and carnage began.
"WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD" AND OTHER STORIES OF THE SEAMORGAN ROBERTSON
However, as in all cases heretofore, they relied upon the resourcefulness and hesitance of the junior president.
THE GIRL SCOUTS' GOOD TURNEDITH LAVELL
And, under the influence of his reassuring kindliness, her hesitance and misgivings disappeared.
NO CLUEJAMES HAY
Her hesitance now made him uneasy; he recognized the necessity of increasing her reliance upon him.
NO CLUEJAMES HAY
The countenance of both Mr. Palford and his party expressed a certain degree of hesitance.
T. TEMBAROMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
But men in general are not withheld by a similar hesitance from saying what they feel most deeply.
THE THEORY OF THE THEATRECLAYTON HAMILTON
Then he went up 163 to Wellington, with much hesitance of manner.
EXCUSE ME!RUPERT HUGHES
The unknown without hesitance inscribed his name, which was John Hawksley.
THE DRUMS OF JEOPARDYHAROLD MACGRATH
Glad with eager eyes on him handed the child to Polly and sat down without a moment's hesitance, avid of what was to come.
THE DAWN OF A TO-MORROWFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
Choose the synonym for future
capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO HESITANCE

  • alienation
  • antipathy
  • aversion
  • demur
  • disfavor
  • dislike
  • disliking
  • displeasure
  • disrelish
  • dissatisfaction
  • distaste
  • hatred
  • hesitance
  • indisposition
  • lack of desire
  • lack of enthusiasm
  • loathness
  • objection
  • opposition
  • reluctance
  • repugnance
  • resistance
  • unwillingness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.