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synonyms for irresolution

  • dawdling
  • delay
  • demurral
  • doubt
  • dubiety
  • equivocation
  • faltering
  • fluctuation
  • hesitancy
  • indecision
  • indecisiveness
  • indisposition
  • irresoluteness
  • misgiving
  • mistrust
  • oscillation
  • pause
  • procrastination
  • qualm
  • reluctance
  • scruple
  • skepticism
  • timidity
  • timidness
  • unwillingness
  • vacillation
  • wavering
  • averseness
  • delaying
  • fumbling
  • hemming and hawing
  • shilly-shally
  • stammering
  • stumbling
  • stuttering
  • tentativeness
  • to-and-fro
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antonyms for irresolution

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  • belief
  • certainty
  • confidence
  • faith
  • trust
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How to use irresolution in a sentence

With irresolution swirling around the economy and the pandemic recovery, mortgage rates barely budged.
MORTGAGE RATES STUCK IN NEUTRAL AMID ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTYKATHY ORTONFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He saw that the situation was worse than even he had bargained for, and all his irresolution began to return upon him.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
And then he walked about the room, reflecting on the curse of his life—his besetting sin—irresolution.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Your average woman shopping is the epitome of irresolution, or so it seems to the man.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
His strength is sufficient for her weakness, and her power is the support of his irresolution and want of faith.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
And then the word "irresolution" leaps forth, and all is explained.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, JANUARY 1883VARIOUS
We have two studies of such a state of irresolution, in Macbeth and Brutus.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, JANUARY 1883VARIOUS
It develops irresolution and incapacity, and it stands perpetually in the way of anything else that has to be done.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
This decisive stroke, which vanquished the Emperor's irresolution, cost the Swedes only the loss of a single man.
THE THIRTY YEARS WAR, COMPLETEFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
It unnerved his resolution, and uncertainty and irresolution were terrific strains on a man of action and precision.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
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