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resolute Syllabification: res·o·lute
Pronunciation: /ˈrezəˌl(y)o͞ot/

Definition of resolute in English:

adjective

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.
Synonyms

Derivatives

resolutely

1
Pronunciation: /ˈrezəˌl(y)o͞otlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • He stomped his feet, still heading resolutely in the direction he had picked previously.
  • The plot is more complex, the characters a little darker and their motivations resolutely self-seeking.
  • But, however one teases out the strands, the rug remains resolutely tangled.

resoluteness

2
Pronunciation: /ˈrezəˌl(y)o͞otnəs/
noun
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.

Origin

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

irresolute

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