indecision

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noun in·de·ci·sion \ˌin-di-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of indecision

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1763


INDECISION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of indecision for English Language Learners

  • : difficulty in making a decision


INDECISION Defined for Kids

indecision

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noun in·de·ci·sion \ˌin-di-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of indecision for Students

  1. :  difficulty in making a decision



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