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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Examples of undecided in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rest of the field of 13 were in single digits, and 21% of voters were undecided. cleveland, 2 June 2021 The conversations will be one way to reach people who are undecided, said Anderson of UW Health. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 May 2021 Just 4% plan to return to the office later than September, while 11% were undecided. Natalie Walters, Dallas News, 12 May 2021 As officials continue to count ballots in several undecided states, longtime Biden aide Ted Kaufman is leading efforts to ensure the former vice president can begin building out a government in anticipation of a victory. Will Weissert, Star Tribune, 6 Nov. 2020 The landscape of the US presidential election is shifting rapidly in the remaining undecided states. Aj Willingham, CNN, 6 Nov. 2020 The remaining undecided states for the two outlets are Alaska, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and North Carolina. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 5 Nov. 2020 Trump, addressing supporters at the White House early Wednesday, talked about taking the undecided race to the Supreme Court. Mark Sherman, chicagotribune.com, 5 Nov. 2020 Currently, undecided states still going through ballots include Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Nov. 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 13 Jun. 2021.

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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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