indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution(noun)
doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
"his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"
the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose
"the king's incurable indecisiveness caused turmoil in his court"
The inability to decide on a course of action, especially if two or more possibilities exist.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.
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How to use indecision in a sentence?
At the most intense moment of indecision, the pressure was great, but in the end I figured this wasn't an issue only for myself or for the five of us ... so I decided to come out.
Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.
My sense is the stock market will end the year higher than where it is today, right now, we're going through the indecision and the lack of clarity in terms of the Federal Reserve and China and what's happening in Europe.
Indecision is like a stepchild if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.
Indecision may or may not be my problem.
Translations for indecision
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- нерешителност, колебливостBulgarian
- Unentschlossenheit, UnschlüssigkeitGerman
- epäröinti, päättämättömyysFinnish
- indécision, irrésolutionFrench
- nedecidemeso, nedecidesoIdo
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