American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Firm or determined; unwavering.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Separated; loose; broken up; dissolved.
- Convinced; satisfied; certain.
- Resolving; convincing; satisfying.
- Having a fixed resolve; determined; hence, bold; firm; steady; constantin pursuing a purpose.
- Synonyms Decided, fixed, unshaken, unwavering, stanch, undaunted, steadfast; the place of resolute among such words is determined by its fundamental idea, that of a fixed will or put pose, and its acquired idea, that of a firm front and bold action presented to opposers or resistors. It is therefore a high word in the field of will and courage. See decision.
- n. A resolute or determined person.
- n. Repayment; redelivery.
- n. In mathematics, the specifically directed component of a vector.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a decided purpose; determined; resolved; fixed in a determination; hence, bold; firm; steady.
- adj. obsolete Convinced; satisfied; sure.
- adj. obsolete Resolving, or explaining.
- n. obsolete One who is resolute; hence, a desperado.
- n. obsolete Redelivery; repayment.
- adj. characterized by quickness and firmness
- adj. firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
- From Latin resolutus (past participle of resolvō). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, dissolved, dissolute, from Latin resolūtus, relaxed, past participle of resolvere, to relax, untie; see resolve. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Still hoarse, she was pale but calm, her expression resolute rather than afraid.”
“Dante met her gaze, his deep brown eyes steady, his expression resolute.”
“The coalition is encouraged by President Obama's commitment and we remain resolute to empowering the Afghan people to reject the insurgency and build their own future.”
“In the meantime, he will tell you in resolute tones that he has a job to do.”
“As an industry, we need to remain resolute in what we believe in and confident that our wines can hold up with their unique style intact.”
“Glancing at his face, she found it set, his expression resolute and uncompromising.”
“Bold and secretive about his past, Son confronts each of the members of the household, questioning relationships that have been taken for granted, and stirring up feelings of resentment as well as hidden secrets that serve to shatter the fragile balance that had allowed this "family" to exist in resolute acceptance of their accustomed roles and identities.”
“The New York Yankees remain resolute in their pursuit of a legitimate first-rate left fielder.”
“The communist governments of Southeast Asia remain resolute in their refusal to do so in a timely manner.”
“So resolute is the control which parliament retains over this privilege that they never extend the right of the executive to maintain a standing army beyond one year at a time; and in the Act by which the extension is granted, they specify the exact number of soldiers that may be maintained.”
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