indecision


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in·de·ci·sion

 (ĭn′dĭ-sĭzh′ən)
n.
Reluctance or an inability to make up one's mind; irresolution.

in•de•ci•sion

(ˌɪn dɪˈsɪʒ ən)

n.
inability to decide; vacillation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indecision - doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action; "his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty - the state of being unsure of something
hesitation, vacillation, wavering - indecision in speech or action
2.indecision - the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose; "the king's incurable indecisiveness caused turmoil in his court"
irresoluteness, irresolution - the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
decisiveness, decision - the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness"

indecision

noun hesitation, doubt, uncertainty, wavering, ambivalence, dithering (chiefly Brit.), hesitancy, indecisiveness, vacillation, shilly-shallying (informal), irresolution After months of indecision, they gave the go-ahead on Monday.
Quotations
"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for whom the lighting of every cigar, the drinking of every cup, the time of rising and going to bed every day, and the beginning of every bit of work, are subjects of express volitional deliberation" [William James Varieties of Religious Experience]
Proverbs
"The cat would eat fish, but would not wet her feet"

indecision

noun
Translations
تَرَدُّد، حَيْرَه، عَدَم قَرار
nerozhodnost
ubeslutsomhed
óákveîni
nieko neišsprendžiantis
neizlēmība
nerozhodnosť
kararsızlık

indecision

[ˌɪndɪˈsɪʒən] Nindecisión f, falta f de decisión, irresolución f (frm)

indecision

[ˌɪndɪˈsɪʒən] nindécision f

indecision

indecision

[ˌɪndɪˈsɪʒn] nindecisione f

indecision

(indiˈsiʒən) noun
the state of not being able to decide; hesitation.
ˌindeˈcisive (-ˈsaisiv) adverb
1. not producing a clear decision or a definite result. an indecisive battle.
2. unable to make firm decisions. indecisive person.

indecision

n. indecisión; irresolución.
References in classic literature ?
Her seeming indecision was, in fact, more than indecision: it was misgiving.
He returned to the hotel, and took up the writing materials--and behold the intolerable indecision seized him again, declining to be washed out
I could have thought him the old Wolf Larsen, and yet there was in his movements a vague suggestion of weakness and indecision.
Though much under Hayward's influence, he would not grant that indecision pointed to a charming sensitiveness; and he resented the shadow of a sneer with which Hayward looked upon his straight ways.
To know that she had the power of revealing what would so exceedingly astonish Jane, and must, at the same time, so highly gratify whatever of her own vanity she had not yet been able to reason away, was such a temptation to openness as nothing could have conquered but the state of indecision in which she remained as to the extent of what she should communicate; and her fear, if she once entered on the subject, of being hurried into repeating something of Bingley which might only grieve her sister further.
And when she did act, no one could accuse her of indecision then.
Sir Walter would quit Kellynch Hall; and after a very few days more of doubt and indecision, the great question of whither he should go was settled, and the first outline of this important change made out.
thought Rostov, but then even this indecision appeared to him majestic and enchanting, like everything else the Tsar did.
The sense of my own indecision irritated my nerves.
He has left for us a history of that struggle,* which perhaps better than any other makes us realize the unrest of the Scottish people, the anger, the fear, the indecision, with which they were filled.
After a moment of indecision, he suddenly and swiftly stole out of the room, as if he was afraid of their calling somebody in, and stopping him.
The position of uncertainty, of indecision, was still the same as at home--worse, in fact, since it was impossible to take any step, impossible to see Vronsky, and she had to remain here among outsiders, in company so uncongenial to her present mood.