1Not settling an issue: these experimental results are indecisive
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- If the result remains indecisive, the coalition still loses.
- In May 2005 a campaign that never caught fire issued, perhaps inevitably, in a curiously indecisive result.
- The Sri Lankan election held last Friday has resulted in an indecisive outcome that can only lead to further political volatility.
2(Of a person) not having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.
- He was a poor administrator, he was indecisive, and he seemed unable to make hard decisions.
- People may say you are too indecisive, but it's only because you want to do what's right.
- The Celtic manager is the first to confess he is indecisive when it comes to signings, and he has a habit of holding off until the last gasp before committing to player recruitment.
vacillating, equivocating, dithering, wavering, faltering;
ambivalent, divided, blowing hot and cold, of two minds, in a dilemma, in a quandary, torn;
informal iffy, sitting on the fence, wishy-washy, shilly-shallying, waffling, waffly
- Example sentences
- And they may feel obliged to take firm decision, quickly, to demonstrate to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister that they are not evading their responsibilities or acting indecisively.
- The worst thing that could happen would be for it to end indecisively, with embittered semi-losers on all sides.
- He consulted a supervisor, who stared at me indecisively for a few minutes.
- Example sentences
- It was just a feeling, neither uncertainty nor indecisiveness, but doubts nonetheless.
- And with domestic political pressure building, indecisiveness and delay only increase frustration.
- I am over his uncertainties, his indecisiveness and the fact that he spent much of our relationship unsure of whether he wanted to be with me anyway.
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