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noun as in doubt

noun as in delay

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Another issue that can’t be solved with an app is overcoming vaccine hesitancy.

Other data, like the ongoing pandemic behavior survey conducted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Delphi Group, shows that vaccine hesitancy is high in states with low social capital, particularly in the South.

So I’m wondering if you’ve experienced any of the same hesitancy to read that relationship as romantic in the reception to the book, and whether it surprised you.

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Covid-19 has had a disproportionate effect on the city’s most historically underserved communities, bringing to the forefront issues such as vaccine hesitancy, learning loss, unemployment and housing instability.

Another issue that could undermine plans to achieve herd immunity is vaccine hesitancy.

“We would love to finish what we started some years ago,” Branson told journalists at a news conference with notable hesitancy.

Also, because it involves reproduction, there is a greater hesitancy by the states to get involved.

I asked Ferris if there was a bias or a hesitancy to recruit Native American kids.

Rattner apologized for his hesitancy and “closed [his] eyes and jumped.”

This was partly, it seems, due to his own desire to finish school and his hesitancy to move out to Palo Alto.

There was a pathetic hesitancy in her manner, the hesitancy of a weak woman who adheres to a purpose only by supreme effort.

Bright obeyed, began with much hesitancy, but found his tongue and made an excellent address.

There can be no hesitancy, with the fair words of the crowd in one scale—and Ida Ross, unknown and unbeloved, in the other.

He realized, and at the same time resented, the tribute he paid Braceway through his hesitancy.

Thus the cautious encyclopædia; but Ibn Khallikan has no such hesitancy.

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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hesitancy, such as: indecision, reluctance, skepticism, irresolution, and uncertainty.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.