In·de·ci·sion n. Lack of decision; lack of settled purpose, or of firmness; indetermination; wavering of mind; irresolution; vacillation; hesitation.
The term indecision . . . implies an idea very nicely different from irresolution; yet it has a tendency to produce it. --Shenstone.
Indecision . . . is the natural accomplice of violence. --Burke.
n 1: doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or
courses of action; "his indecision was only momentary
but the opportunity was lost" [syn: indecisiveness, irresolution]
2: the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character
or purpose; "the king's incurable indecisiveness caused
turmoil in his court" [syn: indecisiveness] [ant: decisiveness,