Definition of indecision in English:

indecision

noun

mass noun
  • The inability to make a decision quickly.

    ‘government indecision over the future of local taxation’
    ‘a gesture of indecision’
    • ‘Defeated by indecision and the reddest of tape, they withdrew after supplying the initial plans.’
    • ‘With the pressure on, we are gripped by indecision and descend into argument.’
    • ‘A long awaited meeting about our replacement toilets on Tuesday resulted in indecision!’
    • ‘It seemed shackled to indecision, unable to make up its mind.’
    • ‘After a moment of indecision, I crawled to my feet and I quickly wiped my face clean of the mud.’
    • ‘At what point does indecision, does the inability to act at all, become legitimately frightening?’
    • ‘She seemed to hover in indecision for a second, and then made the abrupt decision to speak.’
    • ‘This indecision at the level of military planning reflects a broader and deeper dilemma of American foreign policy today.’
    • ‘After all I am the woman who spends a large percentage of her time paralyzed with indecision or fear, or both.’
    • ‘The impression again was of indecision and fear of a competition.’
    • ‘His back-and-forth reflects a habit of indecision, and sends a message of confusion.’
    • ‘He swallowed for a second, indecision crossing his face, before he decided to play dumb.’
    • ‘In such moments of indecision, political leadership can win the day.’
    • ‘At every stage, ambivalence and indecision has meant that decisions were forced upon them by events on the ground.’
    • ‘When driving two things are inherently dangerous; indecision and lack of indication.’
    • ‘It blames the change in costing on indecision over the future of the line.’
    • ‘There's not only nepotism but perhaps worst of all, political indecision.’
    • ‘The indecision over the future tax break has reportedly already cost the Irish film industry millions.’
    • ‘The two-week siege was a result of indecision, not sophistication.’
    • ‘The United Nations found itself floundering as it stumbled from one moment of indecision to another.’
    indecisiveness, irresolution, irresoluteness, lack of resolution, hesitancy, hesitation, tentativeness
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Origin

Mid 18th century: from French indécision, from in- (expressing negation) + décision, from Latin decisio(n-), from the verb decidere (see decide).

Pronunciation

indecision

/ɪndɪˈsɪʒ(ə)n/