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resolute

[ rez-uh-loot ]

adjective

  1. firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion:

    Her parents wanted her to marry, but she was focused on her education and remained resolute.

    Synonyms: fixed, steadfast, firm

  2. characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc.:

    The mayor was asked to take resolute action against the looters.

    Synonyms: undaunted



resolute

/ ˈrɛzəˌluːt /

adjective

  1. firm in purpose or belief; steadfast
  2. characterized by resolution; determined

    a resolute answer



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Derived Forms

  • ˈresoˌlutely, adverb
  • ˈresoˌluteness, noun
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Other Words From

  • res·o·lute·ly [rez, -, uh, -loot-lee, rez-, uh, -, loot, -], adverb
  • res·o·lute·ness noun
  • o·ver·res·o·lute adjective
  • o·ver·res·o·lute·ness noun
  • sem·i·res·o·lute adjective
  • sem·i·res·o·lute·ness noun
  • un·res·o·lute adjective
  • un·res·o·lute·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of resolute1

First recorded in 1375–1425 for earlier sense “dissolved”; 1525–35 for current senses; late Middle English, from Latin resolūtus, past participle of the verb resolvere resolve
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Word History and Origins

Origin of resolute1

C16: from Latin resolutus , from resolvere to resolve
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Example Sentences

Her prayers were answered when she was able to refinance her mortgage, and Teresa, resolute, had the saint inked on her neck.

I am resolute that we’re going to make progress, so if there are more things we can do to hasten that, we certainly will look at those.

Tonight, he left much of that baggage behind, giving a masterful performance that was strong, resolute and even hopeful.

At our core, charitable organizations are powered by the fires of idealism and a resolute belief in humanity’s kinder attributes.

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Her pallid young face, brow sweating with fear and pain, yet resolute and stiff with sorrow, makes you want to cry.

At the same time, the administration has been keen to show itself as tough, practical and resolute.

As she prepares to do her mandatory army service next year she is resolute about what Israel should do.

The stress was taking a visible toll, but she remained resolute at her core.

To show we will be resolute in bringing people who harm Americans to justice, and standing steadfast during these protests.

But, instead of following up their victory, the half-resolute rioters camped near Guadalupe for the night.

A resolute push for quite a short period now might reconstruct the entire basis of our collective human life.

They walked silently down the lane together, Gilbert sullen and mortified, Dorothy pitying but resolute.

Leo II, pope, died; an able and resolute pontiff; established the kiss of peace at the mass, and the use of holy water.

Lady Kirton's last words halted, for his look startled even her in its resolute sternness.

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