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irresolute

[ih-rez-uh-loot] /ɪˈrɛz əˌlut/
adjective
1.
not resolute; doubtful; infirm of purpose; vacillating.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; ir-2 + resolute
Related forms
irresolutely, adverb
irresoluteness, noun
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Examples from the web for irresolute
  • When it comes to key decisions, he has been distracted and irresolute.
  • Bush's problem, it seems, was not so much that he was dissolute as that he was irresolute.
  • Both dances suffered from strangely irresolute choreography and performance.
  • He is no irresolute or suspicious lover-he is sure-he scorns intervals.
  • She appeared to be evasive, non-responsive, inconsistent and irresolute.
  • The government has been hampered in part by its own at times irresolute decision making.
  • Then he appeared irresolute, and even moved a pace toward her, evidently seeing and recognizing her now.
British Dictionary definitions for irresolute

irresolute

/ɪˈrɛzəˌluːt/
adjective
1.
lacking resolution; wavering; hesitating
Derived Forms
irresolutely, adverb
irresoluteness, irresolution, noun
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Word Origin and History for irresolute
adj.

1570s, from Latin irresolutus, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + resolutus (see resolute). Related: Irresolutely.

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