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Meaning of INDECISIVE

Pronunciation:  `indi'sIsiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not definitely settling something; "a long and indecisive war"
  2. [adj]  characterized by lack of decision and firmness; "an indecisive manager brought the enterprise to a standstill"
  3. [adj]  not clearly defined; "indecisive boundaries running through mountains"
 

INDECISIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: hesitant, hesitating, inconclusive, indefinite, on the fence(p), suspensive, undecided
 
 Antonyms: decisive
 
 See Also: irresolute

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`de*ci"sive\, a. [Cf. F. ind['e]cisif.]
1. Not decisive; not bringing to a final or ultimate issue;
   as, an indecisive battle, argument, answer.

         The campaign had everywhere been indecisive.
                                               --Macaulay.

2. Undetermined; prone to indecision; irresolute; unsettled;
   wavering; vacillating; hesitating; as, an indecisive state
   of mind; an indecisive character.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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