indecision

noun in·de·ci·sion \ ˌin-di-ˈsi-zhən \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of indecision

: a wavering between two or more possible courses of action : irresolution

Examples of indecision in a Sentence

  1. They were paralyzed by indecision.

  2. her indecision about where to go for dinner, while everyone was getting hungrier by the minute, was frustrating

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Origin and Etymology of indecision

French indécision, from indécis undecided, from Late Latin indecisus, from Latin in- + decisus, past participle of decidere to decide


INDECISION Defined for English Language Learners

indecision

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Definition of indecision for English Language Learners

  • : difficulty in making a decision


INDECISION Defined for Kids

indecision

noun in·de·ci·sion \ ˌin-di-ˈsi-zhən \

Definition of indecision for Students

: difficulty in making a decision


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