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decided

[ dih-sahy-did ]
/ dɪˈsaɪ dɪd /
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adjective
in no way uncertain or ambiguous; unmistakable; unquestionable: a decided victory.
free from hesitation or wavering; resolute; determined: a decided approach to a problem.
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Origin of decided

First recorded in 1780–90; decide + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM decided

de·cid·ed·ly, adverbde·cid·ed·ness, nounpre·de·cid·ed, adjectivewell-de·cid·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for decided

decided
/ (dɪˈsaɪdɪd) /

adjective (prenominal)
unmistakablea decided improvement
determined; resolutea girl of decided character

Derived forms of decided

decidedly, adverbdecidedness, noun
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