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[mass noun] Hesitancy; uncertainty.‘a moment of irresolution’
indecisiveness, indecision, irresoluteness, lack of resolution, hesitancy, hesitation, tentativenessambivalence, doubt, doubtfulness, unsureness, uncertaintyvacillation, equivocation, oscillation, wavering, teetering, fluctuation, faltering, second thoughtsdelay, hanging back, waiting, shilly-shallying, dithering, stalling, temporizing, temporizationhavering, humming and hawingswitheringdilly-dallying, blowing hot and cold, sitting on the fencedubiety, incertitude, cunctationView synonyms
- ‘Such is Kerry's reputation for irresolution that even when he does talk tough, America's adversaries don't take him seriously.’
- ‘The modern mind attempts to cleanse itself, to ‘scour away’ what it believes to be painful impurities, to think its way out of irresolution.’
- ‘Himmler's irresolution and vacillation was also his enemy.’
- ‘Despite the nobility of its conception, this odyssey will end in irresolution and equivocation - as indeed it must.’
- ‘In this vacuum of uncertainty and irresolution, business and investment decisions have been delayed, put on ice or cancelled altogether.’
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