irresolute irresolute


  • (adj) uncertain how to act or proceed


  1. The young girl stood irresolute, trying to figure out the way to the ward where her mother was admitted while she was at school.
  2. A President of a country cannot be dithering on important issues and cannot appear to be irresolute all the time.
  3. Not irresolute, the young boy went up to the bully and sternly told him to back off.


  • "Laurence Anyways": Sex Changes Always Complicate a Relationship

    As befits a proper love story, this romantic epic from 24-year-old Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan pours forth in an irresolute, undisciplined torrent. It takes energy, and audacity, for a movie to be all over the place without seeming to get anywhere; life sometimes is like that too. Their relat...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: SF Weekly


  1. "Too many of the world's leaders are still best described in the words Winston Churchill applied to those who ignored Adolf Hitler's threat: 'They go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift,...
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Forbes

  2. Winston Churchill described the Government of the day as "resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity and all-powerful for impotence", recalled the Prime Minister.
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Winston Churchill Source: Independent

  3. • James Taranto writes, "It sounds as though, after months of indecision, the president has finally resolved to be irresolute. It seems that his central strategic goal is to displease no one."
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: James Taranto Source: New York Magazine

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