Definition of resolute in English:



  • Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.

    ‘he was resolute in his fight to uphold liberal values’
    • ‘It had emerged in a much improved position, partly due to calm and resolute leadership, he said.’
    • ‘It is important to be firm, resolute and committed to get through the first stage.’
    • ‘Now they will be ever more resolute not to repeat such a feeble feat.’
    • ‘Indeed, the final quarter indicated what they might have been capable of against less resolute opposition.’
    • ‘Such a resolute response shows the shops and the police are serious.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You feel aligned with others, and resolute in your determination to overcome it.’
    • ‘Threats of terror and death can only be met with an implacable and resolute show of force.’
    • ‘You can be resolute, I suggest, but your spirit can still be vulnerable.’
    • ‘They are resolute that they will physically fight back whenever the law and order officers arrive.’
    • ‘But as we had seen all afternoon you had two resolute sides battling it out here.’
    • ‘Enlightened moderation is the need of the hour and it requires a resolute effort.’
    • ‘Indeed, he seems resolute to make his plans happen but is not trying to cause a revolution.’
    • ‘We were simply a resolute group of people determined to make the very best of a very bad deal.’
    • ‘He had his own line of thinking and would defend his views with a resolute sincerity and great conviction.’
    • ‘He was, however, resolute in his course and understood that death was a possibility.’
    • ‘They are not easily ruffled but can be very firm and resolute in their actions.’
    • ‘But aides and friends say that beneath his soft image lies a resolute leader.’
    • ‘Today he is much more knowledgeable and resolute when it comes to politics.’
    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
    gutsy, spunky
    perseverant, indurate
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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘paid’, describing a rent): from Latin resolutus loosened, released, paid, past participle of resolvere (see resolve).