un·​de·​cid·​ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈsī-dəd How to pronounce undecided (audio) \

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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Synonyms & Antonyms for undecided


open, pending, undetermined, unresolved, unsettled


decided, determined, resolved, settled

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Sixty-nine residents supported the measure, while three others were undecided. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, "Barking dogs keeping you up at night? Tempe could make it easier to cite dog owners," 13 July 2019 His next turn is due up on Friday against the New York Yankees, but plans beyond that appearance are undecided. Ryan Kolakowski, The Courier-Journal, "Former Louisville baseball star Brendan McKay was dominant in his Tampa Bay Rays debut," 29 June 2019 In late May, Monmouth University claimed that just 9 percent of Democrats were undecided. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "The Polling Industry Is in Crisis," 21 June 2019 And only 59 Democrats, according to the New York Times, have publicly favored an inquiry; while 64 do not support it, do not support it now, or are undecided; and 112 have not stated a position. Luke Johnson, Fortune, "House Democrats Have a Decision to Make—Impeach Trump or Not?," 6 June 2019 The latest season 14 episode shows that Amy is still undecided. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "‘Little People, Big World’ Star Amy Roloff Gets Called Out on Instagram After the Latest Episode," 15 May 2019 The San Diego County Superior Court judge on Tuesday also denied a defense motion to dismiss the undecided allegations involving the alleged rapes of a hitchhiker and an unconscious teen. CBS News, "Judge declares mistrial on 8 remaining charges against Kellen Winslow Jr.," 11 June 2019 The San Diego County Superior Court judge earlier denied a defense motion to dismiss the undecided charges involving the alleged rapes of a 54-year-old hitchhiker and an unconscious teen in 2003. Julie Watson, sun-sentinel.com, "Mistrial declared on remaining eight counts against ex-Hurricanes standout Kellen Winslow Jr.," 11 June 2019 One other player currently undecided is guard Kye Blaser, who began last year as a walk-on, but was put on scholarship for the remainder of the school year after the Beavers lost two freshmen in December. oregonlive.com, "Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle: Is Division I men’s basketball slowly turning into more of a junior college mode?," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of undecided

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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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