Definition of indecision noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˈsɪʒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˈsɪʒn//
(less frequent indecisiveness) [uncountable]
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the state of being unable to decide After a moment's indecision, he said yes. She went through a period of terrible uncertainty and indecision. compare decision Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French indécision, from in- (expressing negation) + décision, from Latin decisio(n-), from the verb decidere ‘determine’, from de- ‘off’ + caedere ‘cut’Word Familydecide verbdecision noun (indecision)decisive adjective (indecisive)undecided adjectiveExtra examples Are you still in a state of indecision? The project was hampered by indecision over what software to use. After a moment’s indecision, he said yes.
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