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Dictionary Definition

undecided adj
1 not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; "an open question"; "our position on this bill is still undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined" [syn: open, undetermined, unresolved]
2 characterized by indecision; "some who had been on the fence came out in favor of the plan"; "too many voters still declare they are undecided" [syn: on the fence(p)]
3 not yet having made a commitment; "undecided voters"

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  1. open and not yet settled or determined
    The question of man's destiny is still undecided.
  2. uncommitted, not having reached a decision
    The result of the election is in doubt because of a large number of undecided voters.

Extensive Definition

"Undecided" is a popular song written by Sid Robins and Charlie Shavers and published in 1938.
The first recording was made by John Kirby and The Onyx Club Boys on October 28, 1938, and released by Decca Records as catalog number 2216.
It was also recorded by Chick Webb and his Orchestra with vocal by Ella Fitzgerald on February 17, 1939 and released by Decca Records as catalog number 2323.
The biggest hit version was recorded by The Ames Brothers with Les Brown's orchestra on June 25, 1951 and released by Coral Records as catalog number 60566. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on September 28, 1951 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at #6.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ambitendent, ambivalent, at issue, at loose ends, borderline, capricious, changeable, conditional, conditioned, contingent, dependent, depending, double-minded, dubious, equivocal, fence-sitting, fence-straddling, fickle, in question, in suspense, in the balance, indecisive, infirm of purpose, irresolute, irresolved, mercurial, mugwumpian, mugwumpish, mutable, of two minds, open, pendent, pending, suspenseful, uncertain, unclear, uncounted, undetermined, unestablished, unfixed, unresolved, unsettled, unsure, untold, up for grabs
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