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English noun: indecision

1. indecision (cognition) doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action

SamplesHis indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost.

Synonymsindecisiveness, irresolution

Broader (hypernym)doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty

Narrower (hyponym)hesitation, vacillation, wavering

2. indecision (attribute) the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose

SamplesThe king's incurable indecisiveness caused turmoil in his court.


Broader (hypernym)irresoluteness, irresolution

Antonymsdecisiveness, decision

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