in no way uncertain or ambiguous; unquestionable; unmistakable: a decided victory.
free from hesitation or wavering; resolute; determined: a decided approach to a problem.

1780–90; decide + -ed2

decidedly, adverb
decidedness, noun
predecided, adjective
well-decided, adjective

1. undeniable, indisputable, positive, certain, pronounced, definite, sure, indubitable. 2. resolved, unhesitating, unwavering.

1, 2. uncertain. Unabridged
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decided (dɪˈsaɪdɪd)
1.  unmistakable: a decided improvement
2.  determined; resolute: a girl of decided character

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. decider, from L. decidere "to decide," lit. "to cut off," from de- "off" + cædere "to cut" (see cement). For L. vowel change, see acquisition. Sense is of resolving difficulties "at a stroke." Originally "to settle
a dispute;" meaning "to make up one's mind" is attested from 1830. Decided in the adj. sense of "resolute" is from 1790. Decisive is c.1600. A decided victory is one whose reality is not in doubt; a decisive one goes far toward settling some issue. Related: Decidedly (1790).
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Example sentences
My reaction to his speech, however, was decidedly mixed.
To study the biology of tameness, the scientists needed to create a group of
  decidedly untame animals.
The literature on the subject is decidedly mixed, she says, and more work is
Still others, for example the treadmill desktop, are decidedly low-tech but no
  less interesting.
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