follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

resolute

[rez-uh-loot] /ˈrɛz əˌlut/
adjective
1.
firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
2.
characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425 for earlier sense “dissolved”; 1525-35 for current senses; late Middle English < Latin resolūtus, past participle of resolvere to resolve
Related forms
resolutely
[rez-uh-loot-lee, rez-uh-loot-] /ˈrɛz əˌlut li, ˌrɛz əˈlut-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
resoluteness, noun
overresolute, adjective
overresolutely, adverb
overresoluteness, noun
semiresolute, adjective
semiresolutely, adverb
semiresoluteness, noun
unresolute, adjective
unresolutely, adverb
unresoluteness, noun
Synonyms
1. firm, steadfast, fixed. See earnest1 . 2. unwavering, undaunted.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for resoluteness

resolute

/ˈrɛzəˌluːt/
adjective
1.
firm in purpose or belief; steadfast
2.
characterized by resolution; determined a resolute answer
Derived Forms
resolutely, adverb
resoluteness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin resolutus, from resolvere to resolve
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for resoluteness
resolute
early 15c., "dissolved, of loose structure," from L. resolutus, pp. of resolvere (see resolution). Meaning "determined, absolute" is from c.1500.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for resolute

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for resoluteness

12
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with resoluteness