indecisive

adjective in·de·ci·sive \ ˌin-di-ˈsī-siv \

Definition of indecisive

1 :not decisive :inconclusive
  • an indecisive battle
2 :marked by or prone to indecision :irresolute
  • an indecisive state of mind
3 :not clearly marked out :indefinite

indecisively

adverb

indecisiveness

noun

Examples of indecisive in a Sentence

  1. She's always been very indecisive.

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First Known Use of indecisive

1726


INDECISIVE Defined for English Language Learners

indecisive

adjective

Definition of indecisive for English Language Learners

  • : not able to make choices quickly and confidently

  • : not settling something or making something final or certain


INDECISIVE Defined for Kids

indecisive

adjective in·de·ci·sive \ ˌin-di-ˈsī-siv \

Definition of indecisive for Students

1 :not decisive or final
  • an indecisive battle
2 :finding it hard to make decisions
  • an indecisive person

indecisively

adverb


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