[ rez-uh-loot ]
/ ˈrɛz əˌlut /


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.
characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc.: The mayor was asked to take resolute action against the looters.

Origin of resolute

1375–1425 for earlier sense “dissolved”; 1525–35 for current senses; late Middle English < Latin resolūtus, past participle of resolvere to resolve


2 unwavering, undaunted.

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British Dictionary definitions for resolutely

/ (ˈrɛzəˌluːt) /


firm in purpose or belief; steadfast
characterized by resolution; determineda resolute answer

Derived forms of resolute

resolutely, adverbresoluteness, noun

Word Origin for resolute

C16: from Latin resolutus, from resolvere to resolve
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