Thesaurus

resolution

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of resolution

  1. 1 a position arrived at after consideration her resolution to become a vegetarian is based on what she recently learned about modern farming practices Synonyms of resolution award, call, conclusion, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), opinion, decision, verdictWords Related to resolution 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 of resolution deadlock, draw, halt, stalemate, standoff, tie

  2. 2 firm or unwavering adherence to one's purpose that athlete's resolution to win is amazing Synonyms of resolution decidedness, decision, decisiveness, determinedness, firmness, granite, purposefulness, resoluteness, determination, resolve, stick-to-itivenessWords Related to resolution doggedness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinacy, obstinateness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity; certainty, certitude, confidence, sureness; alacrity, eagerness, gameness, readiness; backbone, fortitude, grit, iron, pluck, sandNear Antonyms of resolution doubt, incertitude, indetermination, uncertainty; aversion, disinclination, indisposition, reluctance, unwillingnessAntonyms of resolution hesitation, indecision, indecisiveness, irresoluteness, irresolution, vacillation

Synonym Discussion of resolution

courage, mettle, spirit, resolution, tenacity mean mental or moral strength to resist opposition, danger, or hardship. courage implies firmness of mind and will in the face of danger or extreme difficulty.
    • the courage to support unpopular causes
mettle suggests an ingrained capacity for meeting strain or difficulty with fortitude and resilience.
    • a challenge that will test your mettle
spirit also suggests a quality of temperament enabling one to hold one's own or keep up one's morale when opposed or threatened.
    • her spirit was unbroken by failure
resolution stresses firm determination to achieve one's ends.
    • the resolution of pioneer women
tenacity adds to resolution implications of stubborn persistence and unwillingness to admit defeat.
    • held to their beliefs with great tenacity


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