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English noun: irresolution

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

SamplesHis indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost.

Synonymsindecision, indecisiveness

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

Narrower (hyponym)hesitation, vacillation, wavering

2. irresolution (attribute) the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose


Broader (hypernym)trait

Narrower (hyponym)indecision, indecisiveness, unpredictability, volatility

Antonymsfirmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution

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