irresoluteness


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irresoluteness - the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
unpredictability, volatility - the trait of being unpredictably irresolute; "the volatility of the market drove many investors away"
indecision, indecisiveness - the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose; "the king's incurable indecisiveness caused turmoil in his court"
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
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irresoluteness

noun
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Translations

irresoluteness

[ɪˈrezəluːtnɪs] Nirresolución f, indecisión f
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irresoluteness

, irresolution
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References in classic literature ?
"Never!--it would drive him mad!" exclaimed Hepzibah, but with an irresoluteness sufficiently perceptible to the keen eye of the Judge; for, without the slightest faith in his good intentions, she knew not whether there was most to dread in yielding or resistance.
The ineffectiveness of government projects and the irresoluteness of efforts to fight corruption and reduce bureaucracy are easily exploited issues.
(35) Of course, the chorus consists of several people, but everyone is familiar with irresoluteness within a single individual.
It is the embrace of "irresoluteness, disruption, and even uncertainty" as well as a "respect [for] that which we do not understand." (6) Though painful, perpetual ambiguity has taught Japanese Americans to remain open to others, to discover strength in wells of insecurity, and to develop spirituality and art that directly conveys multiplicity and hybridity.
Keywords: Semi open set, semi closed set, irresolute mapping, semi homeomorphism, irresolute topological group, semi connected space, semi component, semi topological groups with respect to irresoluteness.
Hamlet's confrontation with death: his father's, Ophelia's, Polonius's and the meeting with Laertes at Ophelia's grave take him out of irresoluteness. In The Black Prince two pairs of characters are linked in a comparable way through the central character.
However it is a crucial developmental stage in negotiating with Taliban but on government side, but it is reactive incoherent at policy front to border a defined agenda to put forth accordingly in this peace process which is evident from the contradictory rhetoric and unplanned agenda emanating from within the polity of different discourses; reflects inconsistency and irresoluteness on government part to tackle this existential threat.
Any ambiguity or irresoluteness, signaled intentionally or unintentionally, will be picked up by motivated skeptics and will undermine reassurance or deterrence.
With its internecine fighting, disagreements and irresoluteness, the opposition as organised in the National Salvation Front has squandered the opportunities it was presented with as a result of the bumpy ride experienced by the Muslim Brotherhood in power.
Lot's wife mirrors Lot's irresoluteness. Although Lot's whole family must be hastened from Sodom in Genesis 19:16, only Lot's wife lingers or "looks back" to the point of death.
Brown identifies a Schubertian "haunting irresoluteness" in Eichendorff's "Der Abend" and Goethe's "Meersstille," where the poet's purpose is not to express himself but "to penetrate and control emotions" (93).