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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