Definition of indecision in English:


Line breaks: in|deci|sion
Pronunciation: /ɪndɪˈsɪʒ(ə)n


[mass noun]
The inability to make a decision quickly: government indecision over the future of local taxation a gesture of indecision
More example sentences
  • At every stage, ambivalence and indecision has meant that decisions were forced upon them by events on the ground.
  • At what point does indecision, does the inability to act at all, become legitimately frightening?
  • She seemed to hover in indecision for a second, and then made the abrupt decision to speak.


mid 18th century: from French indécision, from in- (expressing negation) + décision, from Latin decisio(n-), from the verb decidere (see decide).

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