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Meaning of DECIDED

Pronunciation:  di'sIdid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  recognizable; marked; "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
 

DECIDED is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: definite, distinct
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*cid"ed\, a.
1. Free from ambiguity; unequivocal; unmistakable;
   unquestionable; clear; evident; as, a decided advantage.
   ``A more decided taste for science.'' --Prescott.

2. Free from doubt or wavering; determined; of fixed purpose;
   fully settled; positive; resolute; as, a decided opinion
   or purpose.

Syn: {Decided}, {Decisive}.

Usage: We call a thing decisive when it has the power or
       quality of deciding; as, a decisive battle; we speak
       of it as decided when it is so fully settled as to
       leave no room for doubt; as, a decided preference, a
       decided aversion. Hence, a decided victory is one
       about which there is no question; a decisive victory
       is one which ends the contest. Decisive is applied
       only to things; as, a decisive sentence, a decisive
       decree, a decisive judgment. Decided is applied
       equally to persons and things. Thus we speak of a man
       as decided in his whole of conduct; and as having a
       decided disgust, or a decided reluctance, to certain
       measures. ``A politic caution, a guarded
       circumspection, were among the ruling principles of
       our forefathers in their most decided conduct.''
       --Burke. ``The sentences of superior judges are final,
       decisive, and irrevocable. --Blackstone.

 
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