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Meaning of IRRESOLUTE

Pronunciation:  i'rezu`loot

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly; "stood irresolute waiting for some inspiration"
  2. [adj]  uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute"
 

IRRESOLUTE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: discouraged, hesitant, hesitating, indecisive, infirm, unstable, vacillant, vacillating, wavering, weak-kneed
 
 Antonyms: resolute
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ir*res"o*lute\, a. [Pref. ir- not + resolute: cf. F.
irr['e]solu, L. irresolutus not loosened.]
Not resolute; not decided or determined; wavering; given to
doubt or irresolution.

      Weak and irresolute is man.              --Cowper.

Syn: Wavering; vacillating; undetermined; undecided;
     unsettled; fickle; changeable; inconstant. --
     {Ir*res"o*lute*ly}, adv. -- {Ir*res"o*lute*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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