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 stood irresolute, making some excuse about his mother who expected him; he even muttered something about an engagement.
Thorndike stood irresolute, and then sank back into his chair.
There was one hesitating pause,--one irresolute, relenting thrill,--and the spirit of evil came back, with seven-fold vehemence; and Legree, foaming with rage, smote his victim to the ground.
I turn round and round irresolute sometimes for a quarter of an hour, until I decide, for a thousandth time, that I will walk into the southwest or west.
The woman paled slightly, but quite perceptibly, and the man looked flustered and irresolute.
Little Henry was in her thoughts, and a mixture of alarm and delicacy made her irresolute what else to say.
When I came to you last week and found you alone, I came determined to know the truth; though irresolute what to do when it WAS known.
He now furtively raised his eyes: he glanced at me, irresolute, disturbed: he again surveyed the picture.
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.
And yet,' said I, 'I get so miserable and worried, and am so unsteady and irresolute in my power of assuring myself, that I know I must want - shall I call it - reliance, of some kind?
There being still no answer, I went out at the door, irresolute what to do.
Him after long debate, irresolute Of thoughts revolv'd, his final sentence chose Fit Vessel, fittest Imp of fraud, in whom To enter, and his dark suggestions hide From sharpest sight: for in the wilie Snake, Whatever sleights none would suspicious mark, As from his wit and native suttletie Proceeding, which in other Beasts observ'd Doubt might beget of Diabolic pow'r Active within beyond the sense of brute.