Definition of resolute in English:

resolute

Line breaks: reso|lute
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛzəluːt
 
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adjective

Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering: he was resolute in his fight to uphold liberal values
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
determined, purposeful, purposive, resolved, decided, adamant, single-minded, firm, unswerving, unwavering, undaunted, fixed, set, intent, insistent; steadfast, staunch, stalwart, earnest, manful, deliberate, unfaltering, unhesitating, unflinching, persevering, persistent, pertinacious, indefatigable, tenacious, bulldog, strong-minded, strong-willed, unshakeable, unshaken, steely, four-square, dedicated, committed, constant; stubborn, dogged, obstinate, obdurate, inflexible, relentless, intransigent, implacable, unyielding, unbending, immovable, unrelenting; spirited, brave, bold, courageous, plucky, stout, stout-hearted, mettlesome, indomitable, strenuous, vigorous, gritty, stiff; North Americanrock-ribbed
informal gutsy, spunky
rare perseverant, indurate

Origin

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

Derivatives

resolutely

adverb
More 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

noun
More 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.

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