Irresolute 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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