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1660s, from un- (1) "not" + decisive. The usual word is indecisive.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • A number of sieges and undecisive skirmishes now followed, which brought upon the Christians the jeers and scoffs of the Turks.

  • The proceedings being merely a prelude to a higher court, the jurors rendered an undecisive verdict.

    In Friendship's Guise Wm. Murray Graydon
  • The summer passed away with many but undecisive battles, until the storms of the long northern winter separated the combatants.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • No sooner had he gotten over, however, than he was attacked by the Confederates and a severe but undecisive engagement followed.

    The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
  • Darkness ended the two days' undecisive Battle of the Wilderness, one of the greatest struggles in history.

    Battles of the Civil War Thomas Elbert Vineyard
  • The slaughter continued until late in the night and was undecisive.

    Battles of the Civil War Thomas Elbert Vineyard
  • The first action of any note was the battle of Edge Hill, (October 23, 1642,) but was undecisive.

  • Royalty never executes the evasion-plan, yet never abandons it; living in variable hope; undecisive, till fortune shall decide.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • These people, by now two hundred strong, were awaiting the development of the affair in an undecisive humor.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter

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