indecisively


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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:
Adv.1.indecisively - lacking firmness or resoluteness; "`I don't know,' he said indecisively"
decisively, resolutely - with firmness; "`I will come along,' she said decisively"
2.indecisively - without finality; inconclusively; "the battle ended indecisively; neither side had clearly won but neither side admitted defeat"
decisively - with finality; conclusively; "the voted settled the argument decisively"
Translations

indecisively

[ˌɪndɪˈsaɪsɪvlɪ] ADV
1. (= hesitantly) → con indecisión, con irresolución (frm)
we waited as she stood there indecisivelyesperamos mientras ella estaba ahí parada sin decidirse
2. (= inconclusively) [end, conclude] → sin resultados definitivos, sin resultados decisivos

indecisively

advunentschlossen; (= inconclusively)unentschieden, ergebnislos

indecisively

[ˌɪndɪˈsaɪsɪvlɪ] adv (act) → con indecisione or esitazione; (finish, game, argument) → in modo inconcludente
the discussion ended indecisively → la discussione è finita senza un risultato preciso
References in classic literature ?
"Ay; ay," responded the dairyman indecisively. "Still, you can see exactly how 'twas.
To be present at - an actual witness, too - of this bitterness of death; to float, indecisively, in an incomprehensible mystery, between resemblance and reality; to hear everything, to see everything, without interfering in a single detail of agonizing suffering, was - so the king thought within himself - a torture far more terrible, since it might last forever.
The one I had selected wavered indecisively before me, and, as I swung wide to make the boarding gentle, filled suddenly and darted away, the smart Mongols shouting a wild rhythm as they bent to the sweeps.
He stopped indecisively because a sixth figure had suddenly presented itself just inside the doorway--a figure so incongruous in the scene as to be almost comic.
Joe Root batted well but pressure mounted with Eoin Morgan batting a bit too slowly and indecisively. A quick 40 from Morgan would have put the match to bed.
Meanwhile, a general house meeting of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA), convened to discuss five resolutions over the strike issue, ended indecisively on account of disruption.
In its basic assessment, the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry said: "Industrial production fluctuates indecisively."
Greenwood indecisively wellied another effort wide and Cardiff seized on United's lack of a substitute centre-back early into the second-half as Murphy latched onto the loose ball McTominay failed to win and set up Mendez-Laing for a tap-in.
Greenwood indecisively wellied another effort wide and Cardiff seized on United's lack of a substitute centreback early into the second half as Murphy latched onto the loose ball McTominay failed to win and set up Mendez-Laing for a tap-in.
The two sides met again, indecisively, at Hylton Castle near Sunderland at the end of the month but news reached the Marquess of a major defeat for the Royalists at Selby, directly threatening York and his communications with the King.
He did something similar in summer 2016 with Georginio Wijnaldum when Liverpool were acting indecisively over their bid for the player.