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irresolution Line breaks: ir|reso|lu¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌɪrɛzəˈl(j)uːʃn/
/ɪˌrɛzəˈl(j)uːʃn/

Definition of irresolution in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Hesitancy; uncertainty: a moment of irresolution
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  • In this vacuum of uncertainty and irresolution, business and investment decisions have been delayed, put on ice or cancelled altogether.
  • Himmler's irresolution and vacillation was also his enemy.
  • Despite the nobility of its conception, this odyssey will end in irresolution and equivocation - as indeed it must.
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Words that rhyme with irresolution

ablution, absolution, allocution, attribution, circumlocution, circumvolution, Confucian, constitution, contribution, convolution, counter-revolution, destitution, dilution, diminution, distribution, electrocution, elocution, evolution, execution, institution, interlocution, Lilliputian, locution, perlocution, persecution, pollution, prosecution, prostitution, restitution, retribution, Rosicrucian, solution, substitution, volution

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