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decided Line breaks: de|cided
Pronunciation: /dɪˈsʌɪdɪd/

Definition of decided in English:


1(Of a quality) definite; unquestionable: the sunshine is a decided improvement
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  • Mid-way through her answer, her neatly measured affability gives way to a decided prickliness.
  • The unfolding credit market dislocation took a decided turn for the worst this week.
  • The density of the population figures by county shows a decided bias in favour of East Anglia.
1.1(Of a person) having clear opinions; resolute: you could never talk him round, he was very decided
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  • My dad puts a comforting hand on my mother's shoulder and gets up; a decided look on his face.
  • In his views, he was very decided.
  • She's very decided on what she thinks, more than I am.
1.2(Of a legal case) having been resolved: he quotes from decided cases
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  • That is not an issue which in our researches we have been able to uncover any decided case where it has emerged.
  • No definite rule of guidance to be followed under all circumstances can be extracted from the decided cases.
  • There have been few decided cases on its application in the context of health care.


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  • It bespeaks the decidedness of one confirmed in his philosophical ways, and it thereby perhaps also demonstrates just a little predictability, just a little intransigence.
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