in·​de·​ci·​sive | \ ˌin-di-ˈsī-siv How to pronounce indecisive (audio) \

Definition of indecisive

1 : marked by or prone to indecision : irresolute an indecisive state of mind
2 : not decisive : inconclusive an indecisive battle
3 : not clearly marked out : indefinite

Other Words from indecisive

indecisively adverb
indecisiveness noun

Examples of indecisive in a Sentence

She's always been very indecisive.
Recent Examples on the Web Even with solid-but-not-superlative reviews (75% fresh and 6.5/10 on Rotten Tomatoes) and a (frustratingly indecisive) B+ from Cinemascore, this isn’t a #CanThisFranchiseBeSaved? Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 7 May 2022 If attendees are indecisive, encourage them to choose a topic that relates to a current or recent issue within the business. Lisa Bodell, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 New for Tortuga 2022 is the decision by Live Nation to not sell the single-day tickets that allowed the cash-strapped, the time-challenged and the indecisive a way to get their country-music fix. Ben Crandell,, 7 Apr. 2022 For that, insiders place a fair share of blame on the indecisive and slow-moving nature of CEO Ben Silbermann, The Information reported Friday. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2022 For the adventurous or the merely indecisive, Tandem pours a latte flight that flexes its skill with cinnamon, maple, gingerbread and even chile de árbol. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Mar. 2022 During the tense and emotional breakup, which Echard chose to do at once, Windey slammed the 28-year-old for being indecisive and playing with her emotions. Jodi Guglielmi,, 15 Mar. 2022 By comparison, The Cow is depressingly slack and indecisive, neither leaning hard enough into its B-movie preposterousness nor taking the time to build any real, sustained suspense. Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2022 Michigan State coach Tom Izzo opted to play Williams 1-on-1 during those possessions, with the only help coming from an indecisive Joey Hauser underneath the rim. Joel Lorenzi, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of indecisive

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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20 May 2022

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in·​de·​ci·​sive | \ ˌin-di-ˈsī-siv How to pronounce indecisive (audio) \

Kids Definition of indecisive

1 : not decisive or final an indecisive battle
2 : finding it hard to make decisions an indecisive person

Other Words from indecisive

indecisively adverb


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