irresolute

  • 1 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 irresolute — I adjective capricious, changeable, changeful, doubtful, doubting, dubius, erratic, faltering, fickle, fluctuating, frivolous, hesitant, hesitating, incertus, indecisive, infirm of purpose, lukewarm, mercurial, mutable, oscillating, spineless,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 irresolute — (adj.) 1570s, from L. irresolutus, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + resolutus (see RESOLUTE (Cf. resolute)). Related: Irresolutely …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 irresolute — [adj] indecisive changing, doubtful, doubting, faltering, fearful, fickle, fluctuating, halfhearted*, halting, hesitant, hesitating, hotand cold*, infirm, on the fence*, shaky, tentative, timid, uncertain, undecided, undetermined, unsettled,… …

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  • 5 irresolute — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ uncertain. DERIVATIVES irresolutely adverb irresolution noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 irresolute — [i rez′ə lo͞ot΄] adj. [L irresolutus] not resolute; wavering in decision, purpose, or opinion; indecisive; vacillating irresolutely adv. irresoluteness n. irresolution n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 irresolute — [[t]ɪre̱zəluːt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is irresolute cannot decide what to do. [FORMAL] The worst reason to launch an attack would be a fear of seeming irresolute... I stood irresolute beside my car. Syn: indecisive …

    English dictionary

  • 8 irresolute — adjective Date: 1579 uncertain how to act or proceed ; vacillating < irresolute legislators > • irresolutely adverb • irresoluteness noun • irresolution noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 irresolute — adjective once again, faced with an important issue, this legislative body sits irresolute and utterly useless Syn: indecisive, hesitant, vacillating, equivocating, dithering, wavering, shilly shallying; ambivalent, blowing hot and cold, of two… …

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  • 10 irresolute — irresolutely, adv. irresoluteness, n. /i rez euh looht /, adj. not resolute; doubtful; infirm of purpose; vacillating. [1565 75; IR 2 + RESOLUTE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 irresolute — adjective a) Undecided or unsure how to act b) Indecisive or lacking in resolution Ant: resolute …

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  • 12 irresolute — Synonyms and related words: adrift, afloat, agnostic, alternating, ambiguous, ambitendent, ambivalent, amorphous, at loose ends, bland, capricious, chancy, changeable, changeful, changing, desultory, deviable, dicey, dizzy, double minded,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 irresolute — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. infirm of purpose, of two minds, halfhearted; dubious, undecided, unresolved, undetermined; hesitating, on the fence; at a loss; vacillating, unsteady, changeable, fickle, capricious, volatile; weak …

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  • 14 irresolute — ir|res|o|lute [ıˈrezəlu:t] adj formal unable to decide what to do = ↑uncertain ≠ ↑resolute >irresolution [ıˌrezəˈlu:ʃən] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 irresolute — ir|res|o|lute [ ı rezə,lut ] adjective FORMAL unable to make decisions ╾ ir|res|o|lute|ly adverb ╾ ir|res|o|lu|tion [ ı,rezə luʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 irresolute — ir·res·o·lute || ɪ rezÉ™luːt adj. indecisive, uncertain, vacillating, hesitating …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 irresolute — adjective hesitant; uncertain. Derivatives irresolutely adverb irresoluteness noun irresolution noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 irresolute — a. Undetermined, undecided, wavering, vacillating, unsettled, unsteady, hesitating, hesitant, faltering, infirm of purpose …

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  • 19 irresolute — adjective formal unable to decide what to do; uncertain irresolutely adverb irresolution noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 irresolute — adj 1. doubtful, dubious, uncertain, shifting, unreliable; undecided, indecisive, undetermined, unresolved, wishy washy, hesitant, fickle, Sl. candy assed; infirm, vacillating, wavering, faltering, oscillating, shuffling, flickering, fitful,… …

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