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undecided

[uhn-di-sahy-did]
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adjective
  1. not decided or determined.
  2. not having one's mind firmly made up.
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noun
  1. a person who is undecided: Are you still among the undecideds?
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Origin of undecided

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

Synonyms

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2. indecisive, fluctuating, wavering, vacillating; irresolute.
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  • 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.

    Love-at-Arms

    Raphael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for undecided

undecided

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

adj.

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

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