indecisiveness indecisiveness  /ɪn ˈdɛ sɪ sɪv nəs/

Definition(s):

  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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  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.

News

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  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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