dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


3 definitions found
 for irresolution
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Irresolution \Ir*res`o*lu"tion\, n. [Cf. F. irr['e]solution.]
     Lack of resolution; lack of decision in purpose; a
     fluctuation of mind, as in doubt, or between hope and fear;
     irresoluteness; indecision; vacillation.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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, irresolution]
      2: the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
         [syn: irresoluteness, irresolution] [ant: firmness,
         firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution,
         resolve]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "irresolution":
     amiable weakness, breakability, brittleness, capriciousness,
     chance, chanciness, changeableness, collapse, daintiness, delicacy,
     destructibility, disintegration, effeminacy, erraticism,
     erraticness, fickleness, flimsiness, fragility, frailty,
     frangibility, hesitancy, hesitation, human frailty,
     incalculability, incertitude, indecision, indecisiveness,
     indemonstrability, indeterminacy, indetermination, indeterminism,
     infirmity of will, inherent vice, lightness, luck, moral weakness,
     randomness, shilly-shally, sleaziness, slightness, suspense,
     suspensefulness, to-and-fro, unaccountability, uncertainness,
     uncertainty, uncertainty principle, undecidedness,
     undeterminedness, unforeseeableness, unpredictability,
     unprovability, unsubstantiality, unsureness, unverifiability,
     vacillation, velleity, wavering, whimsicality, wispiness,
     womanishness
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229