irresolute


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ir·res·o·lute

 (ĭ-rĕz′ə-lo͞ot′)
adj.
1. Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
2. Lacking in resolution; indecisive.

ir·res′o·lute′ly adv.
ir·res′o·lute′ness, ir·res′o·lu′tion n.

irresolute

(ɪˈrɛzəˌluːt)
adj
lacking resolution; wavering; hesitating
irˈresoˌlutely adv
irˈresoˌluteness, irˌresoˈlution n

ir•res•o•lute

(ɪˈrɛz əˌlut)

adj.
not resolute; doubtful; infirm of purpose; vacillating.
[1565–75]
ir•res′o•lute`ly, adv.
ir•res′o•lute`ness, ir•res`o•lu′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irresolute - uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute"
indecisive - not definitely settling something; "a long and indecisive war"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"

irresolute

irresolute

adjective
Translations

irresolute

[ɪˈrezəluːt] ADJ [person, character] → indeciso, irresoluto

irresolute

[ɪˈrɛzəluːt] adjirrésolu(e), indécis(e)

irresolute

irresolute

[ɪˈrɛzəluːt] adj (person, character) → irresoluto/a, indeciso/a
References in classic literature ?
He was a shy, retiring man; well-looking, though in an effeminate style; with a mild voice, curling hair, and irresolute hands--rings upon the fingers in those days--which nervously wandered to his trembling lip a hundred times in the first half-hour of his acquaintance with the jail.
Brow and head were round and of massive weight, but the face was flabby and irresolute.
I turned half round to follow, but stood irresolute.
At that he stood irresolute for a moment, then turned, scrambled out of the pit, and set off running wildly into Woking.
And irresolute princes, to avoid present dangers, generally follow the neutral path, and are generally ruined.
When thy bird screamed overhead, when thou stoodest in the forest, irresolute, ignorant where to go, beside a corpse:--
When the noise and exasperation were at their height, he came back once more, and told them that the alarm had gone forth for many miles round; that when the King heard of their assembling together in that great body, he had no doubt, His Majesty would send down private orders to have their wishes complied with; and--with the manner of his speech as childish, irresolute, and uncertain as his matter--was proceeding in this strain, when two gentlemen suddenly appeared at the door where he stood, and pressing past him and coming a step or two lower down upon the stairs, confronted the people.
From being irresolute and purposeless, his feet became animated by an intention, and, in the working out of that intention, they took him to the Doctor's door.
This appeal seemed to produce some effect, for two of the fellows began to look here and there among the lumber, but half-heartedly, I thought, and with half an eye to their own danger all the time, while the rest stood irresolute on the road.
At length Will, seeming to bethink himself, took up his hat, yet stood some moments irresolute.
Morris"--the tears rose again; it discouraged her to see him standing irresolute, with his hat in his hand, fearful of intruding on her.
She stood, leaning one hand on the table, confused and irresolute, her firm and supple figure falling into an attitude of unsought grace which it was literally a luxury to look at.