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

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Other Words from decided

decidedly adverb
decidedness noun

Examples of decided in a Sentence

a decided hint of perfume on her skin

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The Saints own a decided edge at quarterback with the future Hall of Famer going against career backup Case Keenum. Jeff Duncan, NOLA.com, "6 reasons why I believe the Saints will beat the Vikings in the NFC playoffs," 13 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of decided

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for decided

see decide

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The first known use of decided was in 1790

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decided

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of decided

: clear and definite : easy to notice

decided

adjective
de·​cid·​ed | \di-ˈsī-dəd\

Kids Definition of decided

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

Other Words from decided

decidedly adverb a decidedly French accent

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