Definition of determined
- was determined to become a pilot
- is determined not to let it happen again
- a determined effort
- … will deter all but the most determined thief.
- —Security World
We are making a determined effort to correct our mistakes.
his determined opponent would not be bluffed or shaken
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adamant, adamantine, dogged, hard, hardened, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, persistent, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, tenacious, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful);
on one's mettle;
: having a strong feeling that you are going to do something and that you will not allow anyone or anything to stop you
: not weak or uncertain : having or showing determination to do something
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