Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for undecided
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for undecided
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for undecided

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for undecided

14
17
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for undecided