AskDefine | Define resolute

Dictionary Definition

resolute adj
1 firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith" [ant: irresolute]
2 characterized by quickness and firmness; "his reply was unhesitating" [syn: unhesitating]

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English

Etymology

From resolutus (past participle of resolvo).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈresəˌluːt/

Adjective

  1. Firm, unyielding, determined.
    He was resolute in his decision to stay.

Translations

firm, unyielding, determined

Extensive Definition

Resolute can refer to several things:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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