Word of the Day: resolute

res·o·lute adjective \ˈre-zə-ˌlüt, -lət\ : very determined : having or showing a lot of determination

Full Definition of RESOLUTE

1: marked by firm determination : resolved <a resolute character>
2: bold, steady <a resolute gaze>
res·o·lute·ly\-ˌlüt-lē, -lət-; ˌre-zə-ˈlüt-\adverb
res·o·lute·ness\-ˌlüt-nəs, -lət-, –ˈlüt-\noun

Examples of RESOLUTE

  1. She is a resolute competitor.
  2. He has remained resolute in his opposition to the bill.
  3. a leader with a stern and resolute manner

Origin of RESOLUTE

Latin resolutus, past participle of resolvere

First Known Use: 1533

Related to RESOLUTE

Synonyms
bent (on or upon), bound, decisive, do-or-die, firm, hell-bent (on or upon), intent, out, purposeful, determined, resolved, set, single-minded
Antonyms
faltering, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, undetermined, unresolved, vacillating, wavering, weak-kneed
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