indecisive

[ in-di-sahy-siv ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈsaɪ sɪv /

adjective

characterized by indecision, as persons; irresolute; undecided.
not decisive or conclusive: a severe but indecisive battle.
lacking definition; vague or indistinct: the indecisive outline of the distant hills.

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Origin of indecisive

First recorded in 1720–30; in-3 + decisive

OTHER WORDS FROM indecisive

in·de·ci·sive·ly, adverbin·de·ci·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indecisively

indecisive
/ (ˌɪndɪˈsaɪsɪv) /

adjective

(of a person) vacillating; irresolute
not decisive or conclusive

Derived forms of indecisive

indecision or indecisiveness, nounindecisively, adverb
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