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resolute

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adjective res·o·lute \ˈre-zə-ˌlüt, -lət\

Simple Definition of resolute

  • : very determined : having or showing a lot of determination

Full Definition of resolute

  1. 1 :  marked by firm determination :  resolved <a resolute character>

  2. 2 :  bold, steady <a resolute gaze>

res·o·lute·ly play \-ˌlüt-lē, -lət-; ˌre-zə-ˈlüt-\ adverb
res·o·lute·ness play \-ˌlüt-nəs, -lət-, -ˈlüt-\ noun

Examples of resolute

  1. She is a resolute competitor.

  2. He has remained resolute in his opposition to the bill.

  3. a leader with a stern and resolute manner



Origin of resolute

Latin resolutus, past participle of resolvere


First Known Use: 1533

Synonym Discussion of resolute

faithful, loyal, constant, staunch, steadfast, resolute mean firm in adherence to whatever one owes allegiance. faithful implies unswerving adherence to a person or thing or to the oath or promise by which a tie was contracted <faithful to her promise>. loyal implies a firm resistance to any temptation to desert or betray <remained loyal to the czar>. constant stresses continuing firmness of emotional attachment without necessarily implying strict obedience to promises or vows <constant friends>. staunch suggests fortitude and resolution in adherence and imperviousness to influences that would weaken it <a staunch defender of free speech>. steadfast implies a steady and unwavering course in love, allegiance, or conviction <steadfast in their support>. resolute implies firm determination to adhere to a cause or purpose <a resolute ally>.

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resolute

noun res·o·lute

Definition of resolute

  1. :  a resolute person



1602

First Known Use of resolute

1602


RESOLUTE Defined for Kids

resolute

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adjective res·o·lute \ˈre-zə-ˌlüt\

Definition of resolute

  1. :  firmly determined

res·o·lute·ly adverb




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