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indecisive adj
1 characterized by lack of decision and firmness; "an indecisive manager brought the enterprise to a standstill" [ant: decisive]
2 not definitely settling something; "a long and indecisive war" [ant: decisive]
3 not clearly defined; "indecisive boundaries running through mountains"

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English

Adjective

  1. In the context of "of a person": Not decisive.
    Girls are very indecisive. They spend ages choosing a dress.
  2. In the context of "of a contest etc.": inconclusive or uncertain
    The outcome of the race was so indecisive.

Translations

Not decisive
inconclusive or uncertain

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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