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irresolution

[ih-rez-uh-loo-shuh n] /ɪˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən/
noun
1.
lack of resolution; lack of decision or purpose; vacillation.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; irresolute + -ion
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  • No course seems clear to him, and he tosses about in irresolution.
  • They are looking for concessions of defeat, signs of weakness and irresolution.
  • It produced weak presidents whose irresolution mirrored that of their parties.
Word Origin and History for irresolution
n.

1590s, from French irrésolution (16c.), from ir-, assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + résolution (see resolution).

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