Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The inability to make a decision quickly.
indecisiveness, irresolution, irresoluteness, lack of resolution, hesitancy, hesitation, tentativenessView synonyms
- ‘This indecision at the level of military planning reflects a broader and deeper dilemma of American foreign policy today.’
- ‘When driving two things are inherently dangerous; indecision and lack of indication.’
- ‘His back-and-forth reflects a habit of indecision, and sends a message of confusion.’
- ‘With the pressure on, we are gripped by indecision and descend into argument.’
- ‘The indecision over the future tax break has reportedly already cost the Irish film industry millions.’
- ‘At what point does indecision, does the inability to act at all, become legitimately frightening?’
- ‘The impression again was of indecision and fear of a competition.’
- ‘It seemed shackled to indecision, unable to make up its mind.’
- ‘It blames the change in costing on indecision over the future of the line.’
- ‘After a moment of indecision, I crawled to my feet and I quickly wiped my face clean of the mud.’
- ‘She seemed to hover in indecision for a second, and then made the abrupt decision to speak.’
- ‘He swallowed for a second, indecision crossing his face, before he decided to play dumb.’
- ‘The United Nations found itself floundering as it stumbled from one moment of indecision to another.’
- ‘After all I am the woman who spends a large percentage of her time paralyzed with indecision or fear, or both.’
- ‘A long awaited meeting about our replacement toilets on Tuesday resulted in indecision!’
- ‘There's not only nepotism but perhaps worst of all, political indecision.’
- ‘The two-week siege was a result of indecision, not sophistication.’
- ‘In such moments of indecision, political leadership can win the day.’
- ‘Defeated by indecision and the reddest of tape, they withdrew after supplying the initial plans.’
- ‘At every stage, ambivalence and indecision has meant that decisions were forced upon them by events on the ground.’
Mid 18th century: from French indécision, from in- (expressing negation) + décision, from Latin decisio(n-), from the verb decidere (see decide).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.