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Definition of undecided

1 : not having made a decision undecided voters … jurors announced they had reached verdicts on some counts, but remained undecided on some of the most serious charges.— David A. Kaplan
2 : not having an answer or result : not yet determined or settled an undecided question/issue

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Recent Examples on the Web If the idea is to attract undecided voters, both are likely to fail. Steve Cohen, WSJ, "Reagan Campaign Lesson: Attack Ads Are for Losers," 26 June 2020 The editorial board said Trump has not offered a clear agenda or policy priority for his second term, offering nothing to those who are undecided in their votes. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "Wall Street Journal: Trump careening toward 2020 loss without second-term vision," 26 June 2020 Trump has tried in recent weeks to find ways to restore that intensity, in large part because his campaign hinges more on maximizing the turnout of his base than winning over a dwindling pool of undecided voters. Washington Post, "White House punts on Israel annexation; more talks planned," 25 June 2020 The Times poll shows neither candidate getting more than 50% support in any battleground state, suggesting that there’s still room for undecided voters to have an impact. Fortune, "Biden now leads in 6 states key to Trump’s 2016 victory," 25 June 2020 Six percent of voters back a third-party candidate and another 15 percent are undecided. Fox News, "Fox News Poll: North Carolina voters split over Trump, Republican Sen. Tillis," 25 June 2020 Soccer is gone, prom is gone, graduation is undecided. Claire Touliatos, al, "Claire Touliatos, Homewood High School," 19 June 2020 The Borowitz Report)—Senator Susan Collins has put John Bolton’s new book in her Amazon cart but is undecided about placing an order for it, Collins confirmed on Thursday. Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker, "Susan Collins Puts Bolton Book in Amazon Cart but Remains Undecided About Placing Order," 18 June 2020 CBS News political unit broadcast associate Aaron Navarro reports the Bowman campaign released an internal poll Wednesday showing them ten points ahead of Engel, and leading with the undecided voters. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Tulsa mayor wishes Trump had rallied elsewhere first," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of undecided

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Undecided.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undecided. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of undecided

: not having made a decision
: not having an answer or result : not yet settled or resolved


un·​de·​cid·​ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈsī-dəd \

Kids Definition of undecided

1 : not yet settled or decided The date for the picnic is still undecided.
2 : not having decided : uncertain what to do We are still undecided about where to stay.

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