Origin of irresoluteClassical Latin irresolutus
If you tentatively agree to go to a party, then change your mind, and then tentatively agree to go again, this is an example of being irresolute.
- Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
- Lacking in resolution; indecisive.
- ir·res′o·lute′ness ir·res′o·lu′tion
(comparative more irresolute, superlative most irresolute)
- They are generally slow of speech and manner, and somewhat irresolute, but take an eager interest in current politics, and are generally fairly educated men of extreme democratic principles.
- Al-Mosta`sim billah ("he who clings to God for protection"), son of Mostansir, the last caliph of Bagdad, was a narrow-minded, irresolute man, guided moreover by bad counsellors.
- While Charles hung irresolute on the eastern border, the Covenanters, under Alexander Leslie, took heart, occupied Duns Law, and terrified Charles into negotiations (11th-18th June).
- He had hoped to take the babe in his arms for the last time before he went, but now he stood for a few moments irresolute on the threshold looking at them.
- As plainly appeared in the last years of his life, he was too weak and irresolute to choose a side and stand by it.