irresolution

[ ih-rez-uh-loo-shuh n ]
/ ɪˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən /

noun

lack of resolution; lack of decision or purpose; vacillation.

Nearby words

  1. irreproducible,
  2. irreputable,
  3. irresistible,
  4. irresoluble,
  5. irresolute,
  6. irresolvable,
  7. irrespective,
  8. irrespirable,
  9. irresponsibility,
  10. irresponsible

Origin of irresolution

First recorded in 1585–95; irresolute + -ion

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Word Origin and History for irresolution

irresolution

n.

1590s, from French irrésolution (16c.), from ir-, assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + résolution (see resolution).

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