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double-minded

Definition:

uncertain in purpose or action

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Usage:

rare

Comparative:

more double-minded

Superlative:

most double-minded

Similar to:

irresolute

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Bad faith | mala fides

double mindedness or double heartedness in duplicity, fraud, or deception. It may involve intentional deceit of others, or self deception. The expression "bad faith" is associated with "double heartedness", which is also translated as "double... (35 of 5343 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Bad faith

Collins Dictionary:

double-minded [rare] | undecided [synonym] | vacillating [synonym] | double-mindedness [noun, derived]

undecided; vacillating (2 of 269 words, 1 usage example)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/double-minded

Random House Dictionary:

double-minded

wavering or undecided in mind. (5 of 11 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/double-minded

New World Dictionary:

double-minded

undecided; vacillating (2 of 4 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/double-minded

American Heritage Dictionary:

vacillant

Undergoing vacillation; wavering. (3 of 6 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vacillant

Wiktionary:

vacillant | Vacillating [synonym] | fluctuating [synonym] | wavering [synonym] | irresolute [synonym]

Vacillating; wavering; fluctuating; irresolute. (4 of 5 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/vacillant

Macmillan British Dictionary:

vacillate [intransitive, formal] | vacillation [singular] | vacillations [plural] | vacillated [past tense] | vacillating [present participle] | vacillates [3rd-person singular present]

to keep changing your ideas about something (7 of 41 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/vacillate

Oxford Dictionary:

vacillating | irresolute [synonym]

wavering between different opinions or actions; irresolute (7 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/vacillating

Merriam-Webster:

wavery | wavering [synonym]

that waves; "wavering" (3 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/wavery

Cambridge Dictionary:

waver | wavering [adjective, derived]

to lose strength, determination or purpose, especially temporarily | If you waver between two possibilities, you cannot decide which of them to choose ... (22 of 89 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/waver

Encarta Dictionary:

vacillate | vacillated [past tense] | vacillating [present participle] | vacillates [3rd-person singular present]

to be indecisive or irresolute, changing between one opinion and another | to sway from side to side (17 of 78 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732310​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

double-minded

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "double-minded"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "double-minded"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/double-minded

YourDictionary Audio:

double-minded

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "double-minded" by speech synthesizer

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