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INDECISIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does indecisive mean? 

INDECISIVE (adjective)
  The adjective INDECISIVE has 3 senses:

1. characterized by lack of decision and firmness
2. not definitely settling something
3. not clearly defined

  Familiarity information: INDECISIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDECISIVE (adjective)


Sense 1indecisive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by lack of decision and firmness

Context example:

an indecisive manager brought the enterprise to a standstill

Similar:

on the fence; undecided (characterized by indecision)

hesitant; hesitating (lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly)

suspensive (undecided or characterized by indecisiveness)

Also:

irresolute (uncertain how to act or proceed)

Antonym:

decisive (characterized by decision and firmness)


Sense 2indecisive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not definitely settling something

Context example:

a long and indecisive war

Similar:

inconclusive (leading to no final results or outcome)

Also:

inconclusive (not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question)

irresolute (uncertain how to act or proceed)

Antonym:

decisive (determining or having the power to determine an outcome)


Sense 3indecisive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not clearly defined

Context example:

indecisive boundaries running through mountains

Similar:

indefinite (vague or not clearly defined or stated)


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