- resolute; staunch: the determined defenders of the Alamo.
- decided; settled; resolved.
- Grammar. (of a phonetic feature) predictable from its surrounding context.
Origin of determined
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Examples from the Web for determinedly
Ted Cruz determinedly took a position of all-out opposition.How Ted Cruz Can Win in 2016
October 25, 2013
In the midst of this maelstrom came a strange and determinedly anachronistic new novel by William Goldman.American Dreams, 1973: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
August 28, 2013
“We will respond to the threat of climate change,” President Obama said determinedly during his address.Barack Obama, Beyoncé, and More Inauguration Highlights
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January 21, 2013
Here, Cattrall casts off every remnant of glamour and determinedly mines her ugly side.Kim Cattrall Strips Down
April 7, 2011
Usually, at such times, she buried it determinedly under work.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
The next morning she was coolly polite and Dillon determinedly genial.The Harbor
No, Charlie,” she went on determinedly, “I stand by my boys.The Law-Breakers
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.
- of unwavering mind; resolute; firm
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.