determined

[ dih-tur-mind ]
/ dɪˈtɜr mɪnd /

adjective

resolute; staunch: the determined defenders of the Alamo.
decided; settled; resolved.
Grammar. (of a phonetic feature) predictable from its surrounding context.

Nearby words

  1. determinate,
  2. determination,
  3. determinative,
  4. determinator,
  5. determine,
  6. determiner,
  7. determinism,
  8. determinist,
  9. deterministic,
  10. deterrence

Origin of determined

First recorded in 1490–1500; determine + -ed2

Related formsde·ter·mined·ly [dih-tur-mind-lee, -muh-nid-lee] /dɪˈtɜr mɪnd li, -mə nɪd li/, adverbde·ter·mined·ness, nounpost·de·ter·mined, adjectiveun·de·ter·mined, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for determinedly

determined

/ (dɪˈtɜːmɪnd) /

adjective

of unwavering mind; resolute; firm
Derived Formsdeterminedly, adverbdeterminedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for determinedly

determined

adj.

1560s, "decided," past participle adjective from determine. Meaning "limited" is from c.1600; that of "characterized by resolution" is from c.1600, of actions; 1772, of persons.

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