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determination

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of determination

  1. 1 firm or unwavering adherence to one's purpose <the determination with which the pioneers settled the land despite many hardships and setbacks> Synonyms decidedness, decision, decisiveness, determinedness, firmness, granite, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, stick-to-itiveness Related Words doggedness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinacy, obstinateness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity; certainty, certitude, confidence, sureness; alacrity, eagerness, gameness, readiness; backbone, fortitude, grit, iron, pluck, sand Near Antonyms doubt, incertitude, indetermination, uncertainty; aversion, disinclination, indisposition, reluctance, unwillingness Antonyms hesitation, indecision, indecisiveness, irresoluteness, irresolution, vacillation

  2. 2 a position arrived at after consideration <a determination by the judge regarding an appropriate sentence> Synonyms award, call, conclusion, deliverance, decision, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), opinion, resolution, verdictRelated Words behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, directive, edict, instruction, mandate, order, word; last word, say-so; adjudication, disposition, doom, finding, ruling, sentence; choice, option, selection; consensus; belief, conviction, eye, feeling, mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, viewNear Antonyms deadlock, draw, halt, stalemate, standoff, tie

  3. 3 an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning <his determination of the truth of the matter> Synonyms consequence, deduction, conclusion, eduction, induction, inference, sequiturRelated Words decision, deliverance, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), resolution, ruling, verdict; conjecture, guess, surmise; assumption, presumption, supposition





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