indecisiveness


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in·de·ci·sive

 (ĭn′dĭ-sī′sĭv)
adj.
1. Prone to or characterized by indecision; irresolute: an indecisive manager.
2. Inconclusive: an indecisive contest; an indecisive battle.
3. Not clearly defined; indefinite: indecisive boundaries running through mountainous terrain.

in′de·ci′sive·ly adv.
in′de·ci′sive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indecisiveness - 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.indecisiveness - 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"

indecisiveness

noun
Translations

indecisiveness

[ˌɪndɪˈsaɪsɪvnɪs] N
1. (= hesitancy) → indecisión f, falta f de decisión, irresolución f (frm)
2. (= inconclusiveness) → falta f de conclusión

indecisiveness

[ˌɪndɪˈsaɪsɪvnɪs] nindécision f
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According to well-placed sources, Sherrys indecisiveness even after acceptance of her agreement, was being discussed in knowledgeable quarters in the American capital.
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It has dragged on due to indecisiveness by the former (cricket) management.
Whether this is a result of his belief in the interventionist project, his indecisiveness, or a cold political calculation is hard to say; quite possibly it is some of each.
Cardiff pressed hard after the break to get back into the game, as the Charlton defence almost gave way to striker Lisa Bird as she pounced on defensive indecisiveness from the visitors, but they managed to make amends and clear the ball to safety.