irresolute

[ ih-rez-uh-loot ]
/ ɪˈrɛz əˌlut /

adjective

not resolute; doubtful; infirm of purpose; vacillating.

Origin of irresolute

First recorded in 1565–75; ir-2 + resolute
Related formsir·res·o·lute·ly, adverbir·res·o·lute·ness, noun
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irresolute

/ (ɪˈrɛzəˌluːt) /

adjective

lacking resolution; wavering; hesitating
Derived Formsirresolutely, adverbirresoluteness or irresolution, noun
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Word Origin and History for irresolute

irresolute


adj.

1570s, from Latin irresolutus, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + resolutus (see resolute). Related: Irresolutely.

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