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indecision

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Definition leaving a decision unmade due to uncertainty; or a general tendency to leave decisions unmade
  • Don't mistake her thoughtfulness as weak indecision.
indecision = a general tendency to leave decisions unmade
  • She suffers from doubt and indecision.
  • indecision = a general tendency to leave decisions unmade
  • It was but a little while before a certain indecision in his manner revealed another fearful fact to Becky — he could not find his way back!
    Mark Twain  --  Tom Sawyer
  • Never, I thought, had his indecision of character been more apparent.
    Agatha Christie  --  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult is the period of indecision—whether to fight or run away. And the most dangerous period is the aftermath.
    Richard Nixon
  • ...there was in his movements a vague suggestion of weakness and indecision.
    Jack London  --  The Sea Wolf
  • In a crisis of indecision she cannot speak.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • indecision = inability to make a decision (due to uncertainty)
  • He remembered those weeks of timid indecision, during which he had looked and longed and despaired of ever having the courage to ask her.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • indecision = leaving a decision unmade due to uncertainty
  • Thus are my hopes blasted by cowardice and indecision; I come back ignorant and disappointed.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • indecision = leaving decisions unmade due to uncertainty
  • The 12TH JUROR'S face is a mask of indecision,
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • indecision = leaving a decision unmade due to uncertainty
  • Balanced on a high peak of need, agonized by indecision, Ralph cried out: "Oh God, oh God!"
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • indecision = leaving a decision unmade due to uncertainty
  • He did not begin, but, in his indecision, met her glance.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • indecision = inability to make a decision due to uncertainty
  • Jem's face showed brief indecision on the ethics of withholding his own dime, but his innate courtesy won and he shifted his dime to his pocket.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • indecision = uncertainty resulting in not making a decision
  • Burris seemed to be afraid of a child half his height, and Miss Caroline took advantage of his indecision: "Burris, go home."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • indecision = slowness in making a decision
  • "They're done for," said Bernard and, urged by a sudden impulse, ran forward to help them; then thought better of it and halted; then, ashamed, stepped forward again; then again thought better of it, and was standing in an agony of humiliated indecision–thinking that they might be killed if he didn't help them, and that he might be killed if he did–when (Ford be praised!), goggle-eyed and swine-snouted in their gas-masks, in ran the police.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • I was debating whether to stand there or run, and tarried in indecision a moment too long: I turned to flee but Uncle Jack was quicker.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • indecision = leaving a decision unmade due to uncertainty
  • ...the state of indecision in which she remained as to the extent of what she should communicate;
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • indecision = leaving a decision unmade due to uncertainty
  • "I shall stay with Christy," observed Jim; as much as to say that he had the advantage of those simpletons; whereupon Letty put her hand up to her head and looked with jealous indecision from the one to the other.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • indecision = inability to make a decision due to uncertainty
  • I could see the indecision in her face.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Barbara couldn't take the indecision of our relationship any longer.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America

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