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, timid, uncertain, undecided, undetermined, unfixed, unresolved, unsettled, unsteadfast, unsteady, vaciliant, vacillating, vacillatory, volatile, wavering II index capricious, doubtful, hesitant, insipid, mutable, noncommittal, passive, pliant, speculative, undecided, volatile

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

  • irresolute — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ uncertain. DERIVATIVES irresolutely adverb irresolution noun …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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

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

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