de·​cid·​ed | \ di-ˈsī-dəd How to pronounce decided (audio) , dē- \

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

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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First Known Use of decided

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for decided

see decide

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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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