irresolution

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Etymology[edit]

From French irrésolution, from ir- + résolution (resolution).

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Noun[edit]

irresolution (plural irresolutions)

  1. Lack of resolution; lack of decision or purpose; vacillation.
    • 1796, Matthew Lewis, The Monk, Folio Society 1985, p. 238:
      Again he paced the chamber; but an involuntary movement of awe and inquietude constantly led his eye towards the alcove. He drew near it with irresolution.

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