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  1. a person who is undecided: Are you still among the undecideds?

Origin of undecided

First recorded in 1530–40; un-1 + decided
Related formsun·de·cid·ed·ly, adverbun·de·cid·ed·ness, noun

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2. indecisive, fluctuating, wavering, vacillating; irresolute.
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Historical Examples of undecided

  • Then he stopped, undecided, and looked back over his shoulder.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • Steenie stood smiling and undecided on the slab in front of the doorstep.

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • I don't think I was ever so undecided about anything in my life.

  • I am often undecided, Parmenides, as to whether I ought to include them or not.

  • Beltrame paused, and looked from Valentina to Gonzaga, undecided.


    Raphael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for undecided


  1. not having made up one's mind
  2. (of an issue, problem, etc) not agreed or decided upon
Derived Formsundecidedly, adverbundecidedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for undecided

1530s, "not decided, unsettled," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of decide (v.).

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