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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


Synonymsirresoluteness


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)indecision, indecisiveness, unpredictability, volatility


Antonymsfirmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution









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