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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
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After remaining at and about the spot for some time, with aimless irresolution, the three men returned to Leamington, told their astonishing story and were afterward taken into custody.
They dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to jealousy, wise men to irresolution and melancholy.
His face showed irresolution, and a seeking for counsel, support, and guidance in a matter he did not understand.
Whatever may be the limits or modifications of the powers of the Union, it is easy to imagine an endless train of possible dangers; and by indulging an excess of jealousy and timidity, we may bring ourselves to a state of absolute scepticism and irresolution.
The irresolution and discontent visible among some of his people, arising at times almost to mutiny, and the occasional desertions which took place while thus among friendly tribes, and within reach of the frontiers, added greatly to the anxieties of Mr.
The troops of the left flank, infantry and hussars alike, felt that the commander did not himself know what to do, and this irresolution communicated itself to the men.
With Barrington it did not appear to be a silence of irresolution.
Stephen looked at him with some little irresolution for a moment, and then seemed to make up his mind.
However, as the door of the shop was shut, and it did not appear likely that I should be recognized by those within, if I continued merely to pass up and down before it, I soon conquered this irresolution, and found myself in the Curiosity Dealer's warehouse.
This irresolution bore upon the question whether he should continue to live--neither more nor less.