Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Prone to or characterized by indecision; irresolute.
  • adjective Inconclusive.
  • adjective Not clearly defined; indefinite.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not decisive; not bringing to a decision; inconclusive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not decisive; not bringing to a final or ultimate issue.
  • adjective Undetermined; prone to indecision; irresolute; unsettled; wavering; vacillating; hesitating

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a person Not decisive; not marked by promptness or decision.
  • adjective of a contest, etc. inconclusive or uncertain

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not definitely settling something
  • adjective not clearly defined
  • adjective characterized by lack of decision and firmness

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Examples

  • In the report compiled by the players' union, the attack coach Brian Smith is described as "indecisive, out of his depth, difficult to talk to and simply not good enough" and accused of looking to the Romania team for inspiration.

    Lewis Moody and England coaches heavily criticised in leaked report

  • I have noticed his judgement becoming increasingly flawed and he seems to have acquired in indecisive madness of Hamlet without its analytical interest.

    The Madness Of King Brown

  • I have noticed his judgement becoming increasingly flawed and he seems to have acquired in indecisive madness of Hamlet without its analytical interest.

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  • When you called her indecisive, what did you mean?

    TOO MANY MURDERS

  • Adding that if Mayama doesn’t like Yamada then he should make her realize it sooner since being indecisive is the most tortuous thing.

    Honey and Clover J-drama – ep 07 « Undercover

  • It’s a tossup to me, but indecisive is better than inattentive or incompetent.

    Buck stops where? « BuzzMachine

  • Pisces are called indecisive, but you didn't have trouble making up your mind about doing a big Broadway show.

    Frasier Dons a Boa

  • I would rather risk a mistake than be indecisive, which is always a mistake.

    Naked in the Boardroom

  • I learned that while some people define themselves as bisexual, many people look down upon the term as indecisive, as a phase you pass through on your way to being gay, or as a cop-out used by homosexuals who want to reap the benefits of being semi-heterosexual.

    The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks

  • I learned that while some people define themselves as bisexual, many people look down upon the term as indecisive, as a phase you pass through on your way to being gay, or as a cop-out used by homosexuals who want to reap the benefits of being semi-heterosexual.

    The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks

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