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indecision

[in-di-sizh-uh n] /ˌɪn dɪˈsɪʒ ən/
noun
1.
inability to decide.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; in-3 + decision
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Examples from the web for indecision
  • It fills your eyes with wonderment and negates all indecision about pausing to absorb or continuing to wander.
  • They scrolled across the northern emptiness, telling a long tale of human stubbornness and indecision.
  • Most of us, after a brief indecision, would choose an option.
  • Life is too short to let indecision or inexperience cut into your drinking.
  • And that indecision stretches to other areas of the war as well.
  • Probably that accounts for the temporary indecision in the matter of bullies which he remembers.
  • The commonest form of indecision is that between statement and question.
  • We are tying our own hands with fear and indecision.
  • The press attacks the administration for weakness and indecision.
  • He speaks to us for the right to indecision, which is almost as great a right as the right to negation.
Word Origin and History for indecision
n.

1763, from French indécision (c.1600), from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + decision (see decision).

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