resolute

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin resolutus (past participle of resolvō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈresəˌl(j)uːt/
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Adjective[edit]

resolute (comparative more resolute, superlative most resolute)

  1. Firm, unyielding, determined.
    She was resolute in her determination to resist his romantic advances.
    He was resolute in his decision to stay.
    • Shakespeare
      Edward is at hand, / Ready to fight; therefore be resolute.
    • Emily Dickinson, ‘I’m the little “Heart’s Ease”!’ (poem):
      If the Coward Bumble Bee / In his chimney corner stay, / I, must resoluter be!
    • 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, BBC Sport:
      Villa had plenty of opportunities to make the game safe after a shaky start and despite not reaching any great heights, they were resolute enough to take control of the game in the second half.
  2. (obsolete) Convinced; satisfied; sure.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The one-word comparative form resoluter and superlative form resolutest are both well attested, though not as common as the two-word forms “more resolute” and “most resolute”.

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Adjective[edit]

resolute

  1. strong feminine singular nominative form of resolut.
  2. strong feminine singular accusative form of resolut.
  3. strong plural nominative form of resolut.
  4. strong plural accusative form of resolut.
  5. weak masculine singular nominative form of resolut.
  6. weak feminine singular nominative form of resolut.
  7. weak feminine singular accusative form of resolut.
  8. weak neuter singular nominative form of resolut.
  9. weak neuter singular accusative form of resolut.
  10. mixed feminine singular nominative form of resolut.
  11. mixed feminine singular accusative form of resolut.

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Participle[edit]

resolūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of resolūtus