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resolute

[rez-uh-loot]
adjective
1.
firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
2.
characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc.

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

resolutely [rez-uh-loot-lee, rez-uh-loot-] , adverb
resoluteness, noun
overresolute, adjective
overresolutely, adverb
overresoluteness, noun
semiresolute, adjective
semiresolutely, adverb
semiresoluteness, noun
unresolute, adjective
unresolutely, adverb
unresoluteness, noun


1. firm, steadfast, fixed. See earnest1. 2. unwavering, undaunted.
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resolute (ˈrɛzəˌluːt)
 
adj
1.  firm in purpose or belief; steadfast
2.  characterized by resolution; determined: a resolute answer
 
[C16: from Latin resolutus, from resolvere to resolve]
 
'resolutely
 
adv
 
'resoluteness
 
n

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resolute
early 15c., "dissolved, of loose structure," from L. resolutus, pp. of resolvere (see resolution). Meaning "determined, absolute" is from c.1500.
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