Definitions

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

  • adjective Firm or determined; unwavering.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mathematics, the specifically directed component of a vector.
  • 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.
  • noun A resolute or determined person.
  • noun Repayment; redelivery.

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

  • noun obsolete One who is resolute; hence, a desperado.
  • noun obsolete Redelivery; repayment.
  • adjective Having a decided purpose; determined; resolved; fixed in a determination; hence, bold; firm; steady.
  • adjective obsolete Convinced; satisfied; sure.
  • adjective obsolete Resolving, or explaining.

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  • adjective Firm, unyielding, determined.

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

  • adjective characterized by quickness and firmness
  • adjective firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, dissolved, dissolute, from Latin resolūtus, relaxed, past participle of resolvere, to relax, untie; see resolve.]

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From Latin resolutus (past participle of resolvō).

Examples

  • Still hoarse, she was pale but calm, her expression resolute rather than afraid.

    Shameless

  • Still hoarse, she was pale but calm, her expression resolute rather than afraid.

    Shameless

  • Dante met her gaze, his deep brown eyes steady, his expression resolute.

    Etched in Bone

  • Dante met her gaze, his deep brown eyes steady, his expression resolute.

    Etched in Bone

  • Dante met her gaze, his deep brown eyes steady, his expression resolute.

    Etched in Bone

  • Dante met her gaze, his deep brown eyes steady, his expression resolute.

    Etched in Bone

  • In the meantime, he will tell you in resolute tones that he has a job to do.

    Brave Hearth

  • 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.

    McChrystal weighs in on Obama's Afghanistan plan

  • 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.

    It's the Style, Stupid.

  • 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.

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  • The contact made Hugo's mind just that more open to me, and I could tell that he was anxious but resolute. -Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas

    December 11, 2010