indecisiveness indecisiveness  /ɪn ˈdɛ sɪ sɪv nəs/


  1. (n) doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
  2. (n) the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose



  1. He thinks the real problem was indecisiveness.
  2. Two watchdogs of government spending also blame lawmakers' indecisiveness and extravagance.
  3. In Sacramento, Republican state representative Keith Richman, a practicing physician, accuses Davis of Hamlet-like indecisiveness as the crisis worsened.



  1. "He mentioned several things where you could tell there's always indecisiveness," Thompson said. "He's wondering if he made the right decision. I think that's normal."
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Ted Thompson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "At some point, deliberation begins to look more like indecisiveness which then becomes a way of emboldening our enemies," Cornyn said on CBS.
    on Oct 19, 2009 By: John Cornyn Source: AFP

  3. "I wanted to be in a good relationship . . . [but that] never happened for me, and that prolonged my indecisiveness," said Keaton, who celebrates her 62nd birthday Saturday. "So I plunged in."
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Diane Keaton Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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