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

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

Synonyms for determined Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for determinedly

Contemporary Examples of determinedly

Historical Examples of determinedly

  • Usually, at such times, she buried it determinedly under work.


    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • The next morning she was coolly polite and Dillon determinedly genial.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • No, Charlie,” she went on determinedly, “I stand by my boys.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Bentley squared his shoulders and spoke quietly and determinedly.

    The Mind Master

    Arthur J. Burks

  • He knew he was lying, knew that the other knew it too, but he went on determinedly.

British Dictionary definitions for determinedly



of unwavering mind; resolute; firm
Derived Formsdeterminedly, adverbdeterminedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for determinedly



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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