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indecisionnoun [U]

uk   /ˌɪn.dɪˈsɪʒ.ən/ us   /ˌɪn.dɪˈsɪʒ.ən/ also indecisiveness,
the state of being unable to make a choice: A moment's indecision when you've got the ball and you could lose the game. There is a great deal of indecision about/over how to tackle the problem.
(Definition of indecision from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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indecisionnoun [U]

us   /ˌɪn·dɪˈsɪʒ·ən/ also indecisiveness, /ˌɪn·dɪˈsɑɪ·sɪv·nəs/
the quality of being unable to make a decision or having a lot of difficulty in deciding something: I tossed and turned all night in a frenzy of indecision.
indecisive
adjective us   /ˌɪn·dɪˈsɑɪ·sɪv/
As a leader during the war, he was indecisive and ineffectual, and was eventually relieved of his command.
(Definition of indecision from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “indecision”
in Vietnamese sự do dự…
in Spanish indecisión…
in Malaysian keragu-raguan…
in Thai ความไม่แน่ใจ…
in French indécision…
in German die Unentschlossenheit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 優柔寡斷,無決斷力…
in Russian нерешительность…
in Turkish kararsızlık, tereddüt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 优柔寡断,无决断力…
in Indonesian keragu-raguan…
in Polish wahanie, niezdecydowanie…
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“indecision” in American English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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