V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: firm in belief or purpose, and characterized by determination

Synonyms: determined, purposeful, immutable, unhesitating, unshakeable, firm, unwavering, intent, decisive

Antonyms: infirm, flexible, lenient

Tips: Resolute is related to the words resolve and resolution. When you resolve to do something, you make a firm decision to do it. Likewise, a resolution is a firm decision or determination to do something. So, someone who is resolute in his or her decision is firm and determined to stand by it.

Usage Examples:

Many people felt the President failed to lead with conviction and was not resolute in making decisions. (purposeful, firm)

Make no mistake about it, our new CEO is resolute in his determination to turn this company around. (determined, unwavering)

Kate's resolute refusal to apologize to her brother put a huge rift in their relationship. (immutable, firm)

Her resolution to exercise more was difficult at first, but she soon found herself looking forward to her workouts. (determination, firm decision) noun

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