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Synonyms for irresolute

Synonyms for irresolute

Antonyms for irresolute

uncertain how to act or proceed

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Godfrey knew all this, and felt it with the greater force because he had constantly suffered annoyance from witnessing his father's sudden fits of unrelentingness, for which his own habitual irresolution deprived him of all sympathy.
Once with this concept of action clear in his brain, without timidities of hesitation and irresolution, he trotted aft down the long hall.
Worn out with emotion, irresolution and despondency, I had retired early and fallen into such sleep as was still possible to me.
The hour of my irresolution is past, and the period of your power is arrived.
With the same perversity of feeling and irresolution that had fastened upon him, despite himself, all day, the murderer, finding that he was not followed, and that they most probably considered him some drunken sullen fellow, turned back up the town, and getting out of the glare of the lamps of a stage-coach that was standing in the street, was walking past, when he recognised the mail from London, and saw that it was standing at the little post-office.
Thus pressed by us all, Holmes showed signs of irresolution.
It is with these sensible caveats in mind that she provides a number of spirited close-readings and observations about the possibilities, but also, crucially I think, irresolutions of the texts presented.
Sometimes it seems the only way one can move to reconcile these vast contradictions or irresolutions is through poetry.
The complex role of the theaters in the development of English nationalism, however, remains a subtext in Clark's study, not a principal focus of investigation, since he wishes to "return to a more formal questioning of the predicaments and tensions, resolutions and irresolutions of these dark comedies that were modulating into tragicomedy's resolving formulae of miraculous grace and forgiveness" (23).
And I would suggest that in order to understand history and historiography more fully we need more such analyses of the irresolutions of historical studies across time and space.
Worsley saw as his incisive perceptions of "the ironies, the irresolutions, the subtleties" of a character.
Long passages in the mode of the following are not limited to the occasional summary of more substantive points: "By means of ambiguity, Chaucer lends aesthetic form to the possibility of anxious irresolutions in sexual norms and values.