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Meaning of RESOLUTE

Pronunciation:  'rezu`loot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characterized by quickness and firmness; "his reply was unhesitating"
  2. [adj]  firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"

RESOLUTE is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: bent, bent on(p), dead set(p), decisive, desperate, determined, do-or-die(a), firm, foursquare, hell-bent, intent on(p), out to(p), resolved, single-minded, spartan, stalwart, steadfast, steady, stout, unbendable, undaunted, undeterred, undiscouraged, undismayed, unfaltering, unhesitating, unshakable, unshaken, unwavering
 Antonyms: irresolute
 See Also: brave, courageous, fearless, purposeful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Res"o*lute\ (r?z"?-l?t), a. [Cf. F. r['e]solu. The L.
    resolutus (p. p. of resolvere) means, relaxed, enervated,
    effeminate. See {Resolve}, v. t. & i.]
    1. Having a decided purpose; determined; resolved; fixed in a
       determination; hence, bold; firm; steady.
             Edward is at hand, Ready to fight; therefore be
             resolute.                             --Shak.
    2. Convinced; satisfied; sure. [Obs.]
    3. Resolving, or explaining; as, the Resolute Doctor Durand.
    Syn: Determined; decided; fixed; steadfast; steady; constant;
         persevering; firm; bold; unshaken.
  2. \Res"o*lute\ (r?z"?-l?t), n.
    1. One who is resolute; hence, a desperado. [Obs.] --Shak.
    2. Redelivery; repayment. [Obs.] ``Yearly resolutes,
       deductions, and payments.'' --Bp. Burnet.