Definition of resolute in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrezəˌl(y)o͞ot/


Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering: she was resolute and unswerving
More example sentences
  • Throughout she remained resolute in her determination to find the information she sought.
  • I was just as resolute in my determination to spend Christmas with my fiancée.
  • It is important to be firm, resolute and committed to get through the first stage.
determined, purposeful, resolved, adamant, single-minded, firm, unswerving, unwavering, steadfast, staunch, stalwart, unfaltering, unhesitating, persistent, indefatigable, tenacious, strong-willed, unshakable;
stubborn, dogged, obstinate, obdurate, inflexible, intransigent, implacable, unyielding, unrelenting;
spirited, brave, bold, courageous, plucky, indomitable
informal gutsy, gutty, spunky, feisty
formal pertinacious



Pronunciation: /ˈrezəˌl(y)o͞otnəs/
Example sentences
  • This appropriate way involves a special moment of decisive action that involves resoluteness.
  • In addition to resolve we have resoluteness and strength.
  • The objective is to demonstrate our resoluteness in eradicating terrorism.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'paid', describing a rent): from Latin resolutus 'loosened, released, paid', past participle of resolvere (see resolve).

Words that rhyme with resolute


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Syllabification: res·o·lute

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