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irresolution


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irresolution  \Ir*res`o*lu"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  irr['e]solution.] 
  Want  of  resolution;  want  of  decision  in  purpose;  a 
  fluctuation  of  mind,  as  in  doubt,  or  between  hope  and  fear; 
  irresoluteness;  indecision;  vacillation. 
 
  Irresolution  on  the  schemes  of  life  which  offer 
  themselves  to  our  choice,  and  inconstancy  in  pursuing 
  them  are  the  greatest  causes  of  all  unhappiness. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  irresolution 
  n  1:  doubt  concerning  two  or  more  possible  alternatives  or 
  courses  of  action  "his  indecision  was  only  momentary 
  but  the  opportunity  was  lost"  [syn:  {indecision},  {indecisiveness}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  being  irresolute;  lacking  firmness  of  purpose 
  [syn:  {irresoluteness}]  [ant:  {resoluteness}] 




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