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undecided

[uhn-di-sahy-did] /ˌʌn dɪˈsaɪ dɪd/
adjective
1.
not decided or determined.
2.
not having one's mind firmly made up.
noun
3.
a person who is undecided:
Are you still among the undecideds?
Origin of undecided
1530-1540
First recorded in 1530-40; un-1 + decided
Related forms
undecidedly, adverb
undecidedness, noun
Synonyms
2. indecisive, fluctuating, wavering, vacillating; irresolute.
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Examples from the Web for undecided
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  • Then he stopped, undecided, and looked back over his shoulder.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Steenie stood smiling and undecided on the slab in front of the doorstep.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • I don't think I was ever so undecided about anything in my life.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • I am often undecided, Parmenides, as to whether I ought to include them or not.

    Parmenides Plato
  • Beltrame paused, and looked from Valentina to Gonzaga, undecided.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for undecided

undecided

/ˌʌndɪˈsaɪdɪd/
adjective
1.
not having made up one's mind
2.
(of an issue, problem, etc) not agreed or decided upon
Derived Forms
undecidedly, adverb
undecidedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for undecided
adj.

1530s, "not decided, unsettled," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of decide (v.).

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