Definition of irresolution in US English:



  • Hesitancy; uncertainty.

    ‘a moment 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.’
    • ‘The modern mind attempts to cleanse itself, to ‘scour away’ what it believes to be painful impurities, to think its way out of irresolution.’
    • ‘In this vacuum of uncertainty and irresolution, business and investment decisions have been delayed, put on ice or cancelled altogether.’
    • ‘Such is Kerry's reputation for irresolution that even when he does talk tough, America's adversaries don't take him seriously.’
    indecisiveness, indecision, irresoluteness, lack of resolution, hesitancy, hesitation, tentativeness
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