Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by or showing determination; resolute.
  • adjective Decided or resolved.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Limited; restricted; confined within bounds; circumscribed.
  • Definite; determinate; precisely marked.
  • Characterized by or showing determination or fixed purpose; resolute: as, a determined man; a determined countenance; a determined effort.
  • Unfaltering; unflinching; unwavering.
  • Synonyms and Firm, inflexible, stanch, steadfast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Decided; resolute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Decided; resolute, possessing much determination.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of determine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective determined or decided upon as by an authority
  • adjective characterized by great determination
  • adjective strongly motivated to succeed
  • adjective devoting full strength and concentrated attention to
  • adjective having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation

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Examples

  • "Elsie!" said he, in a tone a little less severe, but quite as determined, "I see that you think that because you gained your point in relation to that song that you will always be allowed to do as you like in such matters; but you are mistaken; I am _determined_ to be obeyed this time.

    Holidays at Roselands

  • "Young George was of so unsettled a disposition," says Smith, "that his father, being fully aware of his extraordinary talents, was determined to force him to get his own living, and gave him a guinea, with something like the following observation: 'I am _determined_ to encourage your idleness no longer; there -- take that guinea, and apply to your art and support yourself.'

    Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)

  • It scared me, how good he was, his movements sure and efficient, his expression determined and free of doubt.

    Crashed

  • It scared me, how good he was, his movements sure and efficient, his expression determined and free of doubt.

    Crashed

  • Tariq turned to Maritza next, his expression determined but washed of malice.

    The Good House

  • After a few months, dependent on the term determined upon in the marriage contract, the young husband returns to his father-in-law's house, to whose family he is now considered to belong, and takes up his permanent residence there.

    The Manóbos of Mindanáo Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XXIII, First Memoir

  • François Hollande's voice was deliberately grave, his expression determined, as though he were turning the page on the unfocussed nature of the post-primary period, the glitches and the vagueness that put the brakes on a soaring take-off.

    François Hollande, French Presidential Candidate, Says 'Finance' Is His Adversary

  • François Hollande's voice was deliberately grave, his expression determined, as though he were turning the page on the unfocussed nature of the post-primary period, the glitches and the vagueness that put the brakes on a soaring take-off.

    François Hollande, French Presidential Candidate, Says 'Finance' Is His Adversary

  • And yet Clapperton had come up this term determined to lay himself out for his side, and be the most popular prefect in Fellsgarth!

    The Cock-House at Fellsgarth

  • François Hollande's voice was deliberately grave, his expression determined, as though he were turning the page on the unfocussed nature of the post-primary period, the glitches and the vagueness that put the brakes on a soaring take-off.

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