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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Without any 2020 commits on board yet, the success of this year’s top recruits could sway the remaining five undecided five-star prospects Washington has offered. Emily Caron, SI.com, "Class Evaluation: Hopkins's Recruiting Efforts Pay Off for Washington in 2019," 8 Aug. 2019 Ciocca Eller listed a number of them: dedicated, individualized advising early on that helps undecided students learn about the various pathways open to them. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, "Has College Gotten Too Easy?," 23 July 2019 One in three switched from one candidate to another, and one in four went from being undecided to endorsing someone. Susan Page, USA TODAY, "Democratic debates: Four hours. 20 candidates. And a race, defined.," 26 June 2019 Still undecided is the fate of a new Passport headquarters and health campus on West Broadway that community leaders had hailed as an economic boon for the area. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Passport Health Plan cuts staff by 29 in advance of sale to new company," 20 June 2019 But new and undecided voters—or those who’ve soured on Mr. Trump—understand this president comes with drama. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, "Make America Even Greater," 20 June 2019 According to the Express, the Duchess of Cambridge is currently an undecided guest for the princess’s upcoming wedding, as there’s a possibility that the nuptials could fall on the same day that Pippa Middleton is due to give birth. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Why Kate Middleton May Be a No-Show at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 7 Aug. 2018 Potentially punting the measure to the March ballot meant the supervisors who were still undecided Tuesday — like Supervisors Sandra Lee Fewer, Vallie Brown and Ahsha Safaí — didn’t have to make a public decision Tuesday. Trisha Thadani, SFChronicle.com, "SF supes reject plan to add homelessness department oversight to November ballot," 23 July 2019 His commit would give Ohio State its ninth commitment from a player who visited during the weekend of June 21 leaving three who are undecided. Stephen Means, cleveland.com, "Ohio State four-star target Kourt Williams announces commitment date for Wednesday: Buckeyes recruiting," 23 July 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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