Definitions

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  • n. Lack of resolution; lack of decision or purpose; vacillation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of resolution; lack of decision in purpose; a fluctuation of mind, as in doubt, or between hope and fear; irresoluteness; indecision; vacillation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Lack of resolution; lack of decision or purpose; vacillation.
  • n. Synonyms Indecision, hesitancy, wavering, faltering.

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

  • n. doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
  • n. the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose

Etymologies

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Probably from French irrésolution, from ir- + résolution ("resolution").

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