decided

adjective de·cid·ed

Definition of decided

1 : unquestionable
  • holds a decided advantage over the competition
  • His most popular hat … has a medium-width brim with a decided curl.
  • —Greg Tasker
  • speaks with a decided lisp
2 : free from doubt or wavering
  • has decided ideas on politics

decidedly

adverb

decidedness

noun

Examples of decided in a Sentence

  1. a decided hint of perfume on her skin

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Origin and Etymology of decided

see decide


DECIDED Defined for English Language Learners

decided

Definition of decided for English Language Learners

  • : clear and definite : easy to notice


DECIDED Defined for Kids

decided

adjective de·cid·ed \ di-ˈsī-dəd \

Definition of decided for Students

1 : unmistakable
  • The older students had a decided advantage.
2 : free from doubt
  • “That's enough about lessons,” the Gryphon interrupted in a very decided tone …
  • —Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

decidedly

adverb
  • a decidedly French accent


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