AskDefine | Define indecisiveness

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1 doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action; "his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost" [syn: indecision, irresolution]
2 the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose; "the king's incurable indecisiveness caused turmoil in his court" [syn: indecision] [ant: decisiveness, decisiveness]

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  1. The condition of being indecisive


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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