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I am trying to find one single word in English that means “unable to decide which one is correct”.

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  • "Right" meaning true, or just preferred? Please provide additional information about how this word would be used.
    – phenry
    Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 17:21
  • Hi @Mae! Have you looked anywhere for this? Or did you have any ideas that might fit or nearly so? Let us know, so that we can give you a better answer! Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 17:22
  • "right" here meaning true/correct
    – Mae
    Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 17:23
  • Hello, Matt: I tried but failed to find any.
    – Mae
    Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 17:26
  • OK, that's a great start. If you could edit your question just to let us know where you looked, that could help a lot. Thanks! Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 17:36

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undecided, unresolved, floating, uncertain ?

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Perhaps conflicted. According to Collins English Dictionary

relating to or experiencing mental conflict; unable to decide between opposing feelings or views;to be conflicted about something

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The word “conflicted” is rather close, yet it does not quite reflect on the need for a person “to be able to decide which one is right/correct”. Perhaps the scenario below may help to find a closer word than “conflicted”.

Scenario:
After a traffic accident, a policeman heard very divergent descriptions from a few witnesses, and he was unable to decide which description was correct. There must be a word to express one’s feeling of being “unable to decide which one is correct”.

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  • Perhaps "uncertain" or "undecided" is the best match, then. Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 19:51

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