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[duhb-uh l-mahyn-did]
  1. wavering or undecided in mind.
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Origin of double-minded

First recorded in 1545–55
Related formsdou·ble-mind·ed·ly, adverbdou·ble-mind·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for double-minded

Historical Examples of double-minded

  • It is the double-minded who are strangers to true lasting joy and peace.

    Standards of Life and Service

    T. H. Howard

  • Others, however, being either weak or double-minded, are successful.

    Red Rooney

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • James had spoken (1:8) of the double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

  • Double-minded creature that he is, wavering at every turn” (Moffatt).

  • Clement of Rome says: “Wretched are the double-minded, who doubt in their heart.”

British Dictionary definitions for double-minded


  1. rare undecided; vacillating
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Derived Formsdouble-mindedness, noun
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