firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc.

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. Unabridged
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resolute (ˈrɛzəˌluːt)
1.  firm in purpose or belief; steadfast
2.  characterized by resolution; determined: a resolute answer
[C16: from Latin resolutus, from resolvere to resolve]

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
Jenny, equally resolute, sat on the bed and buried her face.
Now, bedded down, they turned resolute and disapproving.
More believable were the reports that he was stubborn and resolute.
When our shock recedes, our rage must be steady and resolute and unforgiving.
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