irresolute

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

Definition of irresolute

: uncertain how to act or proceed : vacillating
  • irresolute legislators

irresolutely

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

irresoluteness

play \i-ˈre-zə-ˌlüt-nəs, -lət-; -ˌre-zə-ˈlüt-\ noun

irresolution

play \i-ˌre-zə-ˈlü-shən, ˌi(r)-\ noun

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IRRESOLUTE Defined for English Language Learners

irresolute

Definition of irresolute for English Language Learners

  • : not certain about what to do : not resolute


IRRESOLUTE Defined for Kids

irresolute

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

Definition of irresolute for Students

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

irresolutely

adverb


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