from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being irresolute.
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- noun the failure to behave in a resolute manner; fluctuation in intention.
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- noun The state of being
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- noun the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
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But Brown senses the hidden irresoluteness of Jim, a man who had come to this remote, small world in the Pacific in search of redemption.
Challengers to the liberal international order take heart not only from Washington's irresoluteness, but also from the knowledge that they no longer have to worry about facing large-scale, effective coalitions of liberal states that may curb their larger ambitions.
On the contrary, our country and our region cannot afford to persist with the current blend of directionless absenteeism, and meddling factionalism and general irresoluteness.
If America projects an image of irresoluteness in the world, does that not make us more vulnerable to future attacks?
There is ample reason to think that these shows of weakness -- or, more precisely, of irresoluteness -- emboldened America's enemies.
Solomin left his hat alone, the more readily as Sipiagin, who had observed his irresoluteness, exclaimed:
Certain lines about the nose and cheek, betray the satirist and cynic; the mouth indicates a child-like simplicity — perhaps even a degree of irresoluteness, inconsistency — weakness in short, but a weakness not unamiable.
The first Japanese invasion (See 1592), sent by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, was met by irresoluteness and poor planning.
Lastly, in the very fever of my irresoluteness, I made with my body many such motions as men sometimes would, but cannot, if either they have not the limbs, or these be bound with bands, weakened with infirmity, or any other way hindered.
This cult of irresoluteness, this satisfaction with pointing out the difficulties, this inability to make up one's mind and carry it out, recalls to me a jest in Punch about how the sculptors have carved many a hero seated on a horse but up-to-date have never carved a hero seated on a fence.