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resolved

[ri-zolvd] /rɪˈzɒlvd/
adjective
1.
firm in purpose or intent; determined.
Origin of resolved
1490-1500
First recorded in 1490-1500; resolve + -ed2
Related forms
resolvedly
[ri-zol-vid-lee] /rɪˈzɒl vɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
resolvedness, noun
unresolved, adjective
well-resolved, adjective
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  • One question still is unresolved,--Why do frogs stay and be tickled?

  • He put aside the unresolved perplexity and took Barney first.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • That the question of a God may be unresolved in his mind, all he has to do is to refuse a hearing to the question.

    Theism Robert Flint
  • Just here, however, there was an unresolved discord in the imaginative theme.

    The Price Francis Lynde
  • Thus there is a tragic antithesis in his character—an unresolved discord which shows itself again and again in his Pensées.

    Landmarks in French Literature

    G. Lytton Strachey
British Dictionary definitions for unresolved

unresolved

/ˌʌnrɪˈzɒlvd/
adjective
1.
(of a problem or dispute) not having been solved or concluded

resolved

/rɪˈzɒlvd/
adjective
1.
fixed in purpose or intention; determined
Derived Forms
resolvedly (rɪˈzɒlvɪdlɪ) adverb
resolvedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unresolved
adj.

1570s, "undecided" (of questions), from un- (1) "not" + past participle of resolve (v.). Meaning "uncertain in opinion" is attested from 1590s.

resolved

adj.

"determined," 1520s, past participle adjective from resolve (v.). Related: Resolvedly.

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