What does indecision mean?

Definitions for indecision
ˌɪn dɪˈsɪʒ ənin·de·ci·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. indecisiveness, indecision(noun)

    the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose

    "the king's incurable indecisiveness caused turmoil in his court"


  1. indecision(Noun)

    The inability to decide on a course of action, especially if two or more possibilities exist.

  2. Origin: From indécision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indecision(noun)

    want of decision; want of settled purpose, or of firmness; indetermination; wavering of mind; irresolution; vacillation; hesitation

  2. Origin: [Pref. in- not + decision: cf. F. indcision.]


  1. Indecision

    Indecision was a prolific hardcore band which was started in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn in 1993 and officially disbanded in the summer of 2000 though they still play shows occasionally for charity. Indecision is known for their song "Hallowed be Thy Name". The song features the lyric "For those I love, I will sacrifice" that fans across the world have turned into a tattoo. Most famously, the image of the tattoo on the ribs of a 19-year-old US Army Infantryman named Kyle Hockenberry being treated in a medevac helicopter following an explosion that cost him both of his legs and one arm. The photo was taken for a military newspaper and went on to win photographer Laura Rauch an award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indecision

    in-de-sizh′un, n. want of decision or resolution: hesitation.—adj. Indecī′sive, unsettled: inconclusive.—adv. Indecī′sively.—n. Indecī′siveness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indecision in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indecision in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of indecision in a Sentence

  1. Jimmy Buffett:

    Indecision may or may not be my problem.

  2. Oscar Levant:

    Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.

  3. Oscar Levant:

    Once he makes up his mind, he's full of indecision. -- On Dwight D. Eisenhower

  4. William James:

    There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.

  5. William James:

    “There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.”

Images & Illustrations of indecision

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