irresolute

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adjective ir·res·o·lute \i-ˈre-zə-ˌlüt, ˌi(r)-, -lət\

Definition of irresolute

  1. :  uncertain how to act or proceed :  vacillating <irresolute legislators>

irresolutely

play \-ˌlüt-lē, -lət-; -ˌre-zə-ˈlüt-\ adverb

irresoluteness

play \-ˌlüt-nəs, -lət-, -ˈlüt-\ noun

irresolution

play \-ˌre-zə-ˈlü-shən\ noun

1579

First Known Use of irresolute

1579


IRRESOLUTE Defined for English Language Learners

irresolute

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adjective ir·res·o·lute \i-ˈre-zə-ˌlüt, ˌi(r)-, -lət\

Definition of irresolute for English Language Learners

  • : not certain about what to do : not resolute


IRRESOLUTE Defined for Kids

irresolute

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adjective ir·res·o·lute \i-ˈre-zə-ˌlüt\

Definition of irresolute for Students

  1. :  uncertain how to act or proceed <… we lay still a long time, very irresolute what course to take. — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe>

irresolutely

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