Irresolution


Irresolution
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Irresolution->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ irresolution
irresolution
infirmity of purpose
indecision
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ indetermination
indetermination
undetermination
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ unsettlement
unsettlement
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ uncertainty
uncertainty
&c. 475
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ demur
demur
suspense
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ hesitating
hesitating
&c.->V.
hesitation
hesitancy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ vacillation
vacillation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ changeableness
changeableness
&c. 149
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ fluctuation
fluctuation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ alternation
alternation
&c.(oscillation) 314
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ caprice
caprice
&c. 608
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fickleness
fickleness
levity
legerete
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ pliancy
pliancy
&c.(softness) 324
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ weakness
weakness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ timidity
timidity
&c. 860
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ cowardice
cowardice
&c. 862
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ half measures
half measures
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ waverer
waverer
ass between two bundles of hay
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ shuttlecock
shuttlecock
butterfly
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ wimp
wimp
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ doughface
doughface
=>(U.S.)
PARAG:Irresolution->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be irresolute
be irresolute
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hang in suspense
hang in suspense
keep in suspense
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ leave
leave
=>ad referendum
ad referendum
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ think twice about
think twice about
pause
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ dawdle
dawdle
&c.(inactivity) 683
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ remain neuter
remain neuter
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ dillydally
dillydally
hesitate
boggle
hover
dacker
hum and haw
demur
not know one's own mind
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ debate
debate
balance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ dally with
dally with
coquet with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ will and will not
will and will not
chaser-balancer
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ go halfway
go halfway
compromise
make a compromise
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be thrown off one's balance
be thrown off one's balance
stagger like a drunken man
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be afraid
be afraid
&c. 860
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ let
let
=>I dare not
I dare not
wait upon
=>I would
I would
=>(Macbeth)
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ falter
falter
waver vacillate
&c. 149
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ change
change
&c. 140
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ retract
retract
&c. 607
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fluctuate
fluctuate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ pendulate
pendulate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ alternate
alternate
&c.(oscillate) 314
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ keep off and on
keep off and on
play fast and loose
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ blow hot and cold
blow hot and cold
&c.(caprice) 608
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ shuffle
shuffle
palter
blink
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ trim
trim
PARAG:Irresolution->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ irresolute
irresolute
infirm of purpose
double-minded
half-hearted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ undecided
undecided
unresolved
undetermined
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ shilly-shally
shilly-shally
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fidgety
fidgety
tremulous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hesitating
hesitating
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ off one's balance
off one's balance
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ at a loss
at a loss
&c.(uncertain) 475
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ vacillating
vacillating
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unsteady
unsteady
&c.(changeable) 149
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unsteadfast
unsteadfast
fickle
without ballast
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ capricious
capricious
&c. 608
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ volatile
volatile
frothy
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ light
light
lightsome
light-minded
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ giddy
giddy
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ fast and loose
fast and loose
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ weak
weak
feeble-minded
frail
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ timid
timid
wimpish
wimpy
&c. 860
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ cowardly
cowardly
&c. 862
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ dough-faced
dough-faced
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ facile
facile
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ pliant
pliant
&c.(soft) 324
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unable to say
unable to say
=>no
no
easy-going revocable
reversible
PARAG:Irresolution->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ irresolutely
irresolutely
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ irresolved
irresolved
irresolvedly
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in faltering accents
in faltering accents
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ off and on
off and on
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ from pillar to post
from pillar to post
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ seesaw
seesaw
&c. 314
PARAG:Irresolution->Int
=>how happy could I be with either!
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ how happy could I be with either
how happy could I be with either
=>(Gay)

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