noun Etymology: French indécision, from indécis undecided, from Late Latin indecisus, from Latin in- + decisus, past participle of decidere to decide Date: circa 1763 a wavering between two or more possible courses of action ; irresolution

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  • indécision — [ ɛ̃desizjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1611; de indécis ♦ Manque de décision; caractère, état d une personne indécise. ⇒ doute, flottement, hésitation, incertitude, indétermination, irrésolution, perplexité. Demeurer, être, flotter dans l indécision. Voilà qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Indecision — can refer to: *Indecision (band), a 1990s hardcore punk band from the United States *Indecision Records, an American hardcore punk record label established in 1995 *A series of special televison programs on American elections on the Comedy… …   Wikipedia

  • Indecision — In de*ci sion, n. [Pref. in not + decision: cf. F. ind[ e]cision.] Lack of decision; lack of settled purpose, or of firmness; indetermination; wavering of mind; irresolution; vacillation; hesitation. [1913 Webster] The term indecision . . .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indecision — (n.) 1763, from Fr. indécision (c.1600), from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + decision (see DECISION (Cf. decision)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • indecisión — sustantivo femenino 1. (no contable) Falta de decisión: Llegamos tarde al cine por la indecisión de Carmen …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • indecision — [in΄dē sizh′ən, in΄disizh′ən] n. [Fr indécision < indécis, undecided < ML indecisus] lack of decision; inability to decide or tendency to change the mind frequently; hesitation or vacillation …   English World dictionary

  • indecision — I noun changeableness, dilemma, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, dubitancy, dubitatio, dubitation, equivocalness, fickleness, fluctuation, haesitatio, hesitancy, hesitation, inability to decide, incertitude, inconstantia,… …   Law dictionary

  • indecisión — f. Falta de decisión …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • INDÉCISION — s. f. Indétermination, caractère, état d un homme indécis. Son indécision est cause qu on ne finit rien avec lui. Je suis encore dans l indécision du parti que je prendrai, sur le parti que je prendrai. Flotter dans l indécision …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • indecisión — ► sustantivo femenino Falta de decisión: ■ necesita la ayuda de sus amigos para salir de su indecisión. SINÓNIMO duda perplejidad * * * indecisión f. Falta de decisión. ⊚ Estado de indeciso. * * * indecisión. f. Falta de decisión. * * * ► …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • indecision — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪsɪ̱ʒ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT If you say that someone suffers from indecision, you mean that they find it very difficult to make decisions. After months of indecision, the government gave the plan the go ahead on Monday... The team has been… …   English dictionary

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