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See also: indécision and indecisión
From French indécision.
indecision (usually uncountable, plural indecisions)
- The inability to decide on a course of action, especially if two or more possibilities exist.
- Billy Toad has shown extreme indecision in all aspects when it comes to his jeep. Whether it's how to modify it, or if he will sell it.
- 1903, Kate Douglas Wiggin, chapter 21, in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm:
- There was no indecision or delay in the establishment of their relations; Rebecca's heart flew like an arrow to its mark, and her mind, meeting its superior, settled at once into an abiding attitude of respectful homage.
- 1961 February, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Trains Illustrated, page 86:
- Moreover, in view of the lamentable present indecision of the Government in regard to electrification, the large-scale building of diesel power may prove to have been a farseeing move after all.
- (inability to decide): indecisiveness
inability to decide on a course of action