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[in-di-sizh-uh n] /ˌɪn dɪˈsɪʒ ən/
inability to decide.
Origin of indecision
First recorded in 1755-65; in-3 + decision Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She knit her brow for a second—but she did not betray an instant's indecision.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • But their indecision increased as they went from one object to another.

  • At first he was in doubt, but afterwards this indecision passed.

    Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
  • He comes, this one, to disturb their peace of mind with his indecision.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Annoyed at his own indecision, he determined to risk everything on one throw.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
Word Origin and History for indecision

1763, from French indécision (c.1600), from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + decision (see decision).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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