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 candidates are spending the final days making their closing arguments in a race in which many voters are still undecided. Jim Salter, ajc, 29 July 2022 Three percent back independent candidate Everett Stern and 13% support someone else or are undecided. Dana Blanton | Fox News, Fox News, 28 July 2022 Entering the final handful of rounds, his fate was still undecided. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2022 The poll shows Utah voters’ opinions of Lee are mostly locked in at this point, while their feeling of McMullin is still undecided. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 July 2022 Polls ahead of the election showed Lierman leading Adams, although many likely voters were undecided. Hannah Gaskill, Baltimore Sun, 19 July 2022 The poll, released June 28, had a 4.8% margin of error, meaning the two are in statistical dead heat; 44% of GOP voters were still undecided. Scott Calvert, WSJ, 15 July 2022 The poll, which surveyed 403 Democratic and 414 Republican likely voters and has an error margin of nearly 5 percent, found that 35 percent of Democratic voters and 44 percent of Republican voters were undecided. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, 3 July 2022 More than a third of Democratic primary voters, some 36%, were undecided. Bill Glauber, Journal Sentinel, 22 June 2022 See More

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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 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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