indecision


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Synonyms for indecision

Synonyms for indecision

Synonyms for indecision

doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action

the trait of irresolution

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This train of indecision must surely be worked out now or never.
At the extremity of the plateau which Athos and Bragelonne were quitting, they saw a dark shadow moving uneasily backwards and forwards, as if in indecision or ashamed to be seen.
I could see that the unfortunate doctor was in the last stage of indecision, from which he was rescued by the deep, sonorous voice of the red-bearded Duke, which boomed out like a dinner-gong.
It lifted its catch, swung about with an appearance of painful indecision amidst a roar of wrath, and dropped it at last neatly, and as if by inspiration, over the head of a peasant woman in charge of an assortment of cabbages in the market-place.
thought Rostov, but then even this indecision appeared to him majestic and enchanting, like everything else the Tsar did.
I never can make up my mind about anything myself -- I'm always afflicted with indecision.
There had been moments of indecision - moments in which she had been inclined to revert to her first impressions of the man, which, before she had heard Davenant's story, had been favourable enough.
My sounds seemed momentarily to disconcert the boar, and while he halted and shifted his weight with indecision, an apparition burst upon us.
But there was that in him deeper than all the law he had learned, than the customs that had moulded him, than his love for the master, than the very will to live of himself; and when, in the moment of his indecision, Collie nipped him and scampered off, he turned and followed after.
The sense of my own indecision irritated my nerves.
But Polly's education had been neglected, and after a good deal of natural indecision she did what most women do in such cases, thought she would "wait and see.
followeth that he who from indecision standeth still hath not so many
When he entered he found the other man waiting, standing near the stove, a certain stiff awkwardness and indecision in his manner.
He has left for us a history of that struggle,* which perhaps better than any other makes us realize the unrest of the Scottish people, the anger, the fear, the indecision, with which they were filled.
He returned to the hotel, and took up the writing materials--and behold the intolerable indecision seized him again, declining to be washed out